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Old 22nd May 2013, 10:35   #1
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Before the start of the season Yorkshire had a publicity event to launch their one day & Y20 team renamed The Vikings. The Yorks members were, as usual, underwhelmed.

But this lead to to wonder if anyone uses 'their' team's nickname ... well apart from Warwick who's always called their lot 'U Bears' & the Sky commentary team.

We've now had 3 nicknames at Yorks & none have 'caught on' .. even the Western Terrace sing Yeerkshaa rather than Phoenix/Carnegie/Vikings.
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Before the start of the season Yorkshire had a publicity event to launch their one day & Y20 team renamed The Vikings. The Yorks members were, as usual, underwhelmed.

But this lead to to wonder if anyone uses 'their' team's nickname ... well apart from Warwick who's always called their lot 'U Bears' & the Sky commentary team.

We've now had 3 nicknames at Yorks & none have 'caught on' .. even the Western Terrace sing Yeerkshaa rather than Phoenix/Carnegie/Vikings.
I'll often refer to Notts as "The Outlaws" when discussing pyjama cricket. I like to keep "Notts" for the real stuff! That tends to be a verbal thing though, Notts is quicker to type than The Outlaws on a messageboard.
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I'll often refer to Notts as "The Outlaws" when discussing pyjama cricket. I like to keep "Notts" for the real stuff! That tends to be a verbal thing though, Notts is quicker to type than The Outlaws on a messageboard.
I agree with you Pet; I think "the Outlaws" should refer to the short-form teams only. Despite what you say about messageboards, my understanding was that the nickname was introduced because it was easier to put into text messages and tweets than "Notts" is. For my part I have no need to use it because although I send the occasional text message ("leaving work now stop will bring wine stop kiss kiss kiss"), none of the people I know who give a monkeys about cricket possess mobile phones. I suspect that Stuart Broad does, though; he is a known twit, after all, and when interviewed after bowling New Zealand out on Sunday, he referred to recent games with "the Outlaws" -- presumably meaning Notts CC side.
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I agree with you Pet; I think "the Outlaws" should refer to the short-form teams only. Despite what you say about messageboards, my understanding was that the nickname was introduced because it was easier to put into text messages and tweets than "Notts" is. For my part I have no need to use it because although I send the occasional text message ("leaving work now stop will bring wine stop kiss kiss kiss"), none of the people I know who give a monkeys about cricket possess mobile phones. I suspect that Stuart Broad does, though; he is a known twit, a, fter all, and when interviewed after bowling New Zealand out on Sunday he referred to recent games with "the Outlaws" -- presumably meaning Notts CC side.
That's dangerous talk around these parts Sans!

Tut tut tut, he can foxtrot oscar back to the foxes with that attitude!

Oh and speaking of ease of text, I believe "xxx" is acceptable, rather than "kiss kiss kiss"
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I agree with you Pet; I think "the Outlaws" should refer to the short-form teams only. Despite what you say about messageboards, my understanding was that the nickname was introduced because it was easier to put into text messages and tweets than "Notts" is. For my part I have no need to use it because although I send the occasional text message ("leaving work now stop will bring wine stop kiss kiss kiss"), none of the people I know who give a monkeys about cricket possess mobile phones. I suspect that Stuart Broad does, though; he is a known twit, after all, and when interviewed after bowling New Zealand out on Sunday, he referred to recent games with "the Outlaws" -- presumably meaning Notts CC side.
How do your friends react to this, out of interest?
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