Commentators: "Koozie" is seen by some as a brutal insult

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  1. IvanYentl

    IvanYentl Rookie

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    I'm guessing Brad Gilbert does not know this, but his constant use of the nickname "Koozie" during Svetlana Kuznetsova's matches is invoking a rather vulgar noun that can be found in the urban dictionary with minimal effort. Some of us heard this noun used as a brutal insult growing up, and I'm guessing there must be more than one person (me) out there who is having flashbacks when Gilbert uses this nickname.

    So, here's my vote for doing away with "Koozie" permanently and going with "Sveta." Brad, if you're reading this, please consider this suggestion.

    Below are references of note. This information has been cleansed to avoid offending anyone. However, if you go to urbandicionary.com, be aware that much of the language on the website is not safe for work:

    urbandictionary.com, type in the word c - - ze

    Film reference: Visionquest 1985:

    Elmo: [looks at Louden's book] What the $%#@ is this?
    Louden Swain: What? You don't recognize it?
    Elmo: Wait a minute! This is c -- ze!
    Louden Swain: Yeah, I'm thinking very seriously of becoming a gynecologist
    Elmo: A c -- ze doctor in outer space? Man, you're flippin' out!
     
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  2. rockbox

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    A koozie is something that keeps my beer cold.
     
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  3. IvanYentl

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    I guess that's a bit better than my reference, but still not good for Svetlana!! ;-)
     
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  4. malakas

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    first time I hear this is an insult.It's her nickname what to do..
     
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  5. Chase

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    i don't watch US commentary...but maybe he's saying 'kuzzie' and it sounds like whatever word you think it is?
     
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  6. IvanYentl

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    Trust me, he is saying "Koozie"
     
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  7. THUNDERVOLLEY

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    You do realize the slang you refer to is not known by the average person? Other descriptive terms are more widely known for a certain part of the anatomy, but "koozie" is not one of them, and thus fails to add shock or outrage--especially when the word is known more for Kuznetsova's sound-alike nickname (to tennis fans, anyway) than anything else.
     
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  8. Al Czervik

    Al Czervik Professional

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    Then take it up with Martina, too, who I have heard call her Kootsie. Gilbert is probably just butchering it. Lighten up.
     
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  9. taffymoon

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    Can't the Bozo just learn to say her name?
     
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  10. skip1969

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    i agree. gilbert is such a tool. i've noticed he's very keen on the nicknames this tourney. usually it's just the stupid ones he makes up. but now he's taken to calling every player by a nickname to show how cool he is.
     
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  11. ATXtennisaddict

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  12. Kegzz

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    I believe people call her Kuzi/Kuzzi and that's what they were doing.

    I personally prefer Sveta. Less confusion that way. :)
     
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  13. TheNatural

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    Alicia Molik always called her kuzie and they were buddies.
     
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  14. TheNatural

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    It must be the yank accent.
     
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  15. PimpMyGame

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    Well Gilbert is a teenuck which he wouldn't be too happy about but I doubt he's heard it so never mind, eh?
     
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  16. sureshs

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    It is Kutzy. In an interview, she herself said it was one her nicknames, along with Sveta.
     
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  17. malakas

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    You can't check what her nickname means in all the languages and dialects and obscure not used words.

    BTW,Murray's nickname Muzza is offensive in greek.
     
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  18. CCNM

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    I also thought a Koozie was that thing you put your beer/soda can in to keep it cold. Had no idea it could be offensive. I guess I'll have to call her Sveta the cutie now.
     
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  19. cknobman

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    Would it be ok to call her Thunder Thighs?

    Man that woman has some huge legs!
     
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  20. orangettecoleman

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    It's all muscle. Probably one of the most fit players on either tour for sure.
    Anyway, to me that nickname refers to one of these:
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    in my mind anyway, that just means she'd be fun to hang out and toss back a few with. which is probably true.
     
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