Requesting Some Lingo Update Help

Sometimes my poker articles start with an idea, then comes some text, and somewhere along the way a title shows up. Other times I start with a title that I really like and then I come up with something to put underneath it. This post is about one of those. Here’s a title I came up with that has been waiting for an article:

He Beat Me With a Club

And now I’ve decided what the article will be about. It’ll be a lingo article. I do one of those every few years or so. This one will be about new words that have shown up in the poker lexicon since the 2003 poker explosion. Right now I’m collecting them. If you can think of some, please send them to me! You can either leave a reply here at my blog, or in this thread at DeucesCracked, or send me an email at tommy@tommyangelo.com. Thanks!

I have a list started already. Here are a few words from it:

Donkaments — I don’t know what this word means but I’ve heard it a lot.
Float — a type of call at no-limit.
Stack — It’s new usage is as a verb, meaning to win the other guy’s stack (or lose your own) at no-limit or pot-limit. (ex: I love to stack that guy.)
Felt — as a verb, means the same as Stack.

I’m looking forward to having some fun putting this article together. Here’s a replay from an old article of mine of a passage that was the most fun I’ve ever had writing anything. It’s from “Broken Down English.”

Play along with me here, and try to imagine you are a regular person. Pretend you have no idea what words like “fold” and “diamonds” mean to a poker player. Then one day you overhear this story being told:

“Some guy limped in with rags, suited up. I woke up with two cowboys, so I popped him. I’d been beating him up all night. He was stuck like a pig and tilting bad. So he came back at me. I put the cap on, of course. I hit my hand hard when a king flopped along with two clubs. Then I picked up a house on fourth street. And if that wasn’t good enough, he flushed up on the river and started pounding me!”

18 Comments

  • Emmanuel Posted March 23, 2009 3:09 pm

    Donkaments: a tournament full of donks
    Donk: a bad player

  • TecmoSuperBowl Posted March 23, 2009 5:43 pm

    Hahahaha. Love the Broken Down English excerpt. Teddy “The Iceman” Monroe detailed a term called “flatbarreling” in his recent 2+2 podcast, but it sounded dumb and I’ve since removed it from my memory. Anyway, here are some terms…

    Delayed Float – floating the flop, then waiting until the river to fire

    Pushenomics – coined by my friend, referring to SNG strategy (not widely used so may be disqualified)

  • Steve Cohen Posted March 23, 2009 9:05 pm

    Hijack – the seat before the cutoff.
    Using “three-bet” to mean re-raise in NL (Ewww….).

    I’m sure I’ll think of 15 more once I post this.

  • 2weiX Posted March 24, 2009 9:07 am

    FLOAT
    a float is a delayed bluff, that might require calling one or two bets, that relies on the image of portryoing strength by calling a preflop-bet and most of the time a flop bet.

    simple example of “floating the flop”:
    preflop: A raises, B calls
    flop: A bets, b calls
    turn: A checks, B bets, A folds.

    the same can be applied on the turn.

  • tecmosuperbowl Posted March 24, 2009 12:22 pm

    “I have a list started already. Here are a few words from it:

    Donkaments — I don’t know what this word means but I’ve heard it a lot.
    Float — a type of call at no-limit.
    Stack — It’s new usage is as a verb, meaning to win the other guy’s stack (or lose your own) at no-limit or pot-limit. (ex: I love to stack that guy.)
    Felt — as a verb, means the same as Stack.”

    I don’t think we need to include any of the ones Tommy has already posted.

  • Maximilian Weiss Posted March 25, 2009 3:26 am

    redonkulous– a ridiculous play make by a donk.

    donktastic — a favorable situation which is favorable in large part due to the large number of donks involved in the situation

    donk bet, or donked into, or donk lead — betting (leading out) out of position when you check/called the previous street

    squeeze play — usually preflop, re-reaising after an original raise has been called by somebody (and you are not the original raiser or caller)

    lagtard, or aggro tard — a loose agressive player who is a retard.

    nit — see previous decades’ definition of “rock”

  • Tommy Angelo Posted March 25, 2009 9:32 am

    Thanks to all who have left words about words here and in my email box! — Tommy

  • Bryce Posted March 25, 2009 11:32 am

    Another one not yet on this list is “tagfish”, the cousin of the “lagtard”.

  • inavacuum Posted March 26, 2009 3:37 pm

    pushmonkey = shortstacker

  • Faybarpio Posted March 27, 2009 4:32 pm

    While The Ice Man’s “flat-barrel” definition is useless, the term “barrel” is relevant (double meaning, etc.) and could find its way into your article.

  • rock Posted April 8, 2009 11:34 am

    rigtard – retard who thinks online poker is rigged

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