Gymnasts: Remember This When You Think You “Suck”




“I suck.”

I think that most gymnasts at some point in their career say this to themselves.  If they are lucky, they say it only once or twice.  The less fortunate ones (me included) actually develop a voice that repeats these two syllables each and every time we fall short.

Curious as to where the phrase came from, I turned to the good old (urban) dictionary to discover it is Jazz’s fault.  You see, “the early Jazz musicians would say that a guy could really “blow” if he had a good sound when playing the horn. If he couldn’t play very well then they would say that he was “sucking” on that horn. That’s where the term “suck” as being something bad came from.”  The entry went on to clarify that “If you suck, it generally means you have no skill and/or talent.”

Thanks for that, urban dictionary.

Okay, while…

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