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Old 05-18-2010, 02:50 AM   #1
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is calling people fish or donkey mean?

whenever i hear a player being called a fish or a donkey i feel the same way i do when i hear someone being called a racial slur.

when i hear the term fish i think of a drooling idiot with barely a brain cell. but they're not that at all - they're just people who don't play a game that well.

it has nothing to do with their intelligence or ability.

it especially irks me when i hear players referred to as fish in training site videos.

its no secret that the weak players are dwindling and i'm sure that being called fish is not helping at all.

anyone agree/disagree?

inb4 op is a fish
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Old 05-18-2010, 02:52 AM   #2
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Re: is calling people fish or donkey mean?

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whenever i hear a player being called a fish or a donkey i feel the same way i do when i hear someone being called a racial slur.
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Old 05-18-2010, 02:58 AM   #3
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Re: is calling people fish or donkey mean?

lighten up brah. too sensitive.
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Old 05-18-2010, 03:01 AM   #4
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Re: is calling people fish or donkey mean?

OP your such a fish.
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Old 05-18-2010, 03:03 AM   #5
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Re: is calling people fish or donkey mean?

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whenever i hear a player being called a fish or a donkey i feel the same way i do when i hear someone being called a racial slur.
You're a racial slur.

But yes, I actually agree with you to a certain extent about 'fish'. Not that it's too much of insult, but it's just such a...a strange one. And yeah, when it's used in a training video it makes me cringe.
Strangely enough, I don't mind 'donkey' - it seems no worse than 'idiot'.
Ok I realize I'm not making much sense, lol.
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Old 05-18-2010, 03:12 AM   #6
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Re: is calling people fish or donkey mean?

I agree. It really irritates me live when people berate the way others play the hand. I don't mind being called it, usually happens a couple of times a day; right after I take their money.
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Old 05-18-2010, 03:22 AM   #7
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Re: is calling people fish or donkey mean?

recreational player ftw
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Old 05-18-2010, 03:26 AM   #8
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Re: is calling people fish or donkey mean?

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whenever i hear a player being called a fish or a donkey i feel the same way i do when i hear someone being called a racial slur.
lol what
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Old 05-18-2010, 04:11 AM   #9
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Re: is calling people fish or donkey mean?

Sure it's mean, but no where near as mean as calling somebody a N@$$#%
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Old 05-18-2010, 04:18 AM   #10
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Re: is calling people fish or donkey mean?

I call people droolers on stars all the time. is that insensitive too?
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Old 05-18-2010, 04:20 AM   #11
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Re: is calling people fish or donkey mean?

we should take all these fish and donkeys ship em off on trains to a camp or something
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Old 05-18-2010, 04:27 AM   #12
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Re: is calling people fish or donkey mean?

yeah agree OP

just joined Deucescraked and i watched a video with Foxwoodhounds and he kept using the word fish then i looked at PTR and foud this

http://www.pokertableratings.com/ful...search/daevils
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Old 05-18-2010, 04:40 AM   #13
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Re: is calling people fish or donkey mean?

I don't think its that bad OP.

Just joined leggopoker and watched a video with ballsinho and it was pretty good.
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Old 05-18-2010, 04:54 AM   #14
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Re: is calling people fish or donkey mean?

i kind of like it when people call me a fish
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Old 05-18-2010, 05:06 AM   #15
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Re: is calling people fish or donkey mean?

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whenever i hear a player being called a fish or a donkey i feel the same way i do when i hear someone being called a racial slur.
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Old 05-18-2010, 10:27 AM   #16
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Re: is calling people fish or donkey mean?

it's mostly a sign of frustration.
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Old 05-18-2010, 11:53 AM   #17
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Re: is calling people fish or donkey mean?

the day i get called a fish i will quit online poker, too hurtful imo.
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Old 05-18-2010, 11:57 AM   #18
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Re: is calling people fish or donkey mean?

droolers is better
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Old 05-18-2010, 11:59 AM   #19
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Re: is calling people fish or donkey mean?

your FACE
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Old 05-18-2010, 12:09 PM   #20
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Re: is calling people fish or donkey mean?

I agree with OP in principle, but some of the OP is pretty lolwat
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Old 05-18-2010, 12:14 PM   #21
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Re: is calling people fish or donkey mean?

Do winning players call players fish at the table? Probably not.


DON'T TAP TEH GLASS!
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Old 05-18-2010, 12:24 PM   #22
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Re: is calling people fish or donkey mean?

i usually just tell people "die with aids" or "get cancer" upon leaving the tournament table after a bad beat but i shall try "donkey" next time.

thanks op
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Old 05-18-2010, 12:31 PM   #23
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i usually just tell people "die with aids" or "get cancer" upon leaving the tournament table after a bad beat but i shall try "donkey" next time.

thanks op
don't u mean "die with aids after uve got cancer"?
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Old 05-18-2010, 12:33 PM   #24
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Re: is calling people fish or donkey mean?

I am a fish. I play live and could be slightly +E in the 3-5 game in LA but usually play higher because the stakes at 3-5 dont interest me. I am not a complete donk at higher stakes but I am -EV. One time a low stakes pro/grinder razzed me a little and my answer to him was simple. "the level you play to make a living is the level I play just to pass time and enjoy myself. I may be a fish in the game but you would be a fish in my life".
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Old 05-18-2010, 12:51 PM   #25
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"the level you play to make a living is the level I play just to pass time and enjoy myself. I may be a fish in the game but you would be a fish in my life".
boom shove stack.
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