Workout names that don't translate well

Workout names that don’t translate well from American English - I’ll go first

Bald Knob

Had comments on Strava about this - in the UK it would be an insult you called somebody with no hair :joy:

Any others?

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Same here. I had someone enquire why my ride was named after an over-enthusiastic manscaping episode

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The workouts used to all be named after places. Not sure if that’s still true, but here’s this one: Bald Knob (West Virginia) - Wikipedia

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We need a workout named after this place to continue the theme

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You ought to try this one and then wait for the comments to come pouring in

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If TR needs inspiration for any new workout names, may I suggest Bachelors Bump, Fingringhoe, Great Cockup (or Little Cockup), Sandy Balls or Splatt - all genuine British places.

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That one was hard but I pulled it off.

And, Johnson. Now, all jokes aside, that one really is hard & pretty much nobody can complete it. See my ‘Big Swinging Johnson’ thread.

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Splatt?? That sounds like the best looking, most intelligent workout name ever.

Don’t forget The Hoe in Plymouth, UK :rofl:

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Penistone in South Yorkshire

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Grew up near Bald Knob, Arkansas. Great strawberry shortcake at The Bulldog if you’re ever through there.

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In Montana they have:

Boner Knob

Bloody Dick Peak

:flushed: :laughing:

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Scunthorpe of course in North Lincolnshire.

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there is a park in the suburb next to mine in Perth, Western Australia called Penistone park. There is a 100m long KOM called the Penisburg up an alleyway next to it :rofl:

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There’s someone currently doing a tour of all the rudely named UK places -https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-58229967

Maybe a good job he isn’t considering Gaelic names, let’s just say many are “earthy” when translated to English.

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Ok, so I just followed this link in your article above. West coast of Canada might take the win.

The Vogelsang workouts translate to Bird Song

Vogel = Bird
Sang = Song

German origin, and used in South Africa is places (Afrikaans).

We’ve got a ‘Bullshit Hill’ in SA. Have also had the good fortune of visiting Mount Blowhard and Mount Mistake in QLD, all three of which describe my attitude at various points on a climb.

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That one sounds rock hard.