You Say Tomato, I Say Scoober: 9 Ways the Ulti-Dictionary Differs from Webster's

Picture a day like any other: You're chatting in your class discussion group, catching up with coworkers, or making small talk with the checkout person at Trader Joe's. Suddenly, things take a turn for the worse. Your harmless conversation halts abruptly as their eyes glaze over in incomprehension. An eerie silence sits heavily in the air.

 

You never thought this would happen to you.

 

One minute you’re casually talking about your weekend plans to throw the disc around, the next, your friend/peer/coworker tries to fit the words hammer, dump, and pancake into a sequence that resonates logically with their non-ultimate mind.

 

Yes, things get lost in translation between ultimate players and those disc-less folks on the occasion. But don’t worry, you’re not alone. We’re here for you anytime you need a hug, pat on the back, or list of ultimate words and their muggle counterparts.

 

 

HAMMER

 What people think we’re saying:

Nailed it. An essential in every carpenter's toolbelt.

 

 

What ultimate players actually mean:

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An essential in every ultimate player’s toolbelt.

 


Force

What people think we’re saying:

Flow through you, it must.

 

 

What ultimate players actually mean:

Because practicing in the swamp with a wrinkly, green Jedi master doesn’t mean you’ll always break your mark.

 


BID

What people think we’re saying:

“And for lot number 45 this evening, antiquated male-dominated sports. Let’s start the bid at 50 dollars. Can I get 50? 50 dollars? Alright, how about 30? Can I have a bid for 30? 30 dollars? Do I have any takers? I’ll lower it to 10. A real bargain folks, 10 dollars for this lovely bit of misogynist history, excellent condition. Any bids for 10 dollars? No takers? I’ll give it away then. That’s right, it’s free folks! No one!?

What’s happened to this world anyway?”

 

 

What ultimate players actually mean:

You CAN go the distance [and make said male-dominated sports ancient history].

 


STALL

What people think we’re saying:

Where your most important thinking is done.

 

 

What ultimate players actually mean:

When thinking time runs too long.

 


Pancake

What people think we're saying:

Is butter a carb?

 

 

What ultimate players actually mean:

Preventing butterfingers since 1968.

 


Poach

What people think we're saying:

Taking advantage of something alone in a field.

 


What ultimate players actually mean:

Taking advantage of something alone on a field.

 


Scoober

What people think we’re saying:

Like, what did you put in these Scooby Snacks, Scoober?

 


What ultimate players actually mean:

Still tasty.

 


BYE

What people think we’re saying:

It was just SO great of you all to stop by. Really, not an inconvenience at ALL.

 

 

What ultimate players actually mean:

Once again, Team Cortes gets an unfair advantage. Sheesh.

 


NATTIES:

What people think we’re saying:

This is what came to your mind too, right? Right?



What ultimate players actually mean:

A far superior hangover, trust us.

 
 

We know this is frustrating. Until these terms are added to the dictionary, and colleges start accepting ultimate towards your language requirements, TUPO is working overtime to bridge the gap between ultimate players and the rest of the inhabitants of this big, blue marble.

 

Now that we’re speaking the same language, let’s keep this conversation going. We’re good with anything but a pager: FBTwitternewsletter.

 

-TUPO Staff