Triathlon Words That Sound Dirty….but Aren’t

Hi.  My name is Joel.  I’m in my mid-40’s, but I have the mind of an 18 year-old boy.  I’ve got a sophomoric sense of humor – which is often inappropriate around other adults (and kids, too….).  Is it just me, or does the lexicon of our sport make you wonder sometimes?  Seriously….some of the things we use in our everyday vocabulary just sound dirty.  I know they’re not…it’s just the 18 year old coming out of me.

So here’s my list.  The top twenty triathlon/endurance sports words that just sound dirty…but aren’t:

  1. Lube
  2. Fartlek
  3. Power Cranks
  4. Body Glide
  5. Mount line
  6. Dismount line
  7. Rack
  8. Wetsuit stripper
  9. Ball bearing
  10. Stroke
  11. Bento box
  12. Aero position
  13. Noob
  14. Perform
  15. Bike Porn
  16. Seatpost
  17. Aero helmet
  18. Sit bone
  19. Cadence
  20. Dimpled

See what I mean?  They just sound like they could be dirty words.  Maybe that’s why I chuckle every time I say them.

Did I miss anything?  Feel free to add below in the comments.

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