On 2003-10-16 22:32, Rami wrote:
It's unfortunately true that these expressions of American origin are spreading around the globe and also to our small web sites and climbing communities. Please Mr Kopra, do well and send us a list of the correct substitutes. Next time we'll have a better chance to pick up an expression suitable to your taste also. Thank you.
Despite a desperate rear-guard action (think of the heroic retreat of Finnish forces through the Karelian Isthmus in the face of one of the largest offensives of WWII in June 1944 - OK, so maybe not) being bravely fought by some British climbers against those dastardly Yank's, it seems that the very odd "sending" is replacing the more conventional "doing" when it comes to bouldering.
Consider the following conversation:
"Why can't I even do/send that 4+ problem next to Buenos Aires at Liljendal?"
"Because you ate too many donuts at the petrol station to do/send anything Toby - you fat useless punter."
And tell me "send" doesn't sound, well... just plain weird?
What about showing rejection of US neo-Imperialist policy in the Middle East by refusing to "send" boulder problems, but instead just "do" them? We can call it the "The Slappers and Flappers for Peace Movement" - all you need to join is: a pathological hatred of Donald Rumsfeld and all the shite that comes out of his mouth everytime he opens it; a woolly hat; a willingness to take your shirt off no matter the temperature; and the stout refusal to ever "send" another problem.
Then again, personally I have to admit that I was in favour of the war so... errr...
"Yo! That's phat dude! Send it! SEND IT! Rad bro', rad."