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December 5, 2011 / mmpomegranate

A roller girl by any other name…

I know everyone is fed up with being bombarded by links to various roller derby related sites and tweets about roller derby and facebook statuses and comments about roller derby but I’m not sorry.  Be prepared for this to continue. As we all know this weekend saw the first ever Roller Derby World Cup and I felt like I should say something about it, although I’m am not entirely sure what. Just that it was a fantastic experience, even from my room thousands of miles away, watching on a grainy streamed video with often incomprehensible commentary. I hope and know that women across the world have been inspired to set up their own leagues.

It seems that the event was a greater success than expected, it definitely attained some much needed exposure and hopefully the funds to go with it. Maybe it will be on my telly one day soon.

As well as reinvigorating (as if ’twere needed) my love of the sport this weekend also brought to my attention the debate surrounding the fabled derby name. There are those who believe that in order to be taken more seriously the game should ditch the creative monikers and some competitors even chose to go by their given rather than chosen name for the duration of the cup (although I’m sure some of them did it for the fame). I say poppycock, celebrate the game as the cultural movement it is.

If you know anything about me, you know that I can’t resist a pun, and what better way to enshrine one’s love of word play than to create the perfect balance of cultural reference and metaphorical(?) violence within one’s very own calnamebour. But how to choose just one?

So far my favourites are Fisty Muffs and Dolly Outsmart’em but as we are well aware the vacillating nature of my brain knows no bounds.
Opinions, ideas or suggestions are still very welcome.  Now, I’m off to practice Christmas songs on the Uke.

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  1. Expat Gourmet / Dec 5 2011 8:20 pm

    Fisty Muffs is a favourite of 13 Dev road…

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