21 Words That Mean Something Different To Volleyball Players

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1. "Pancake"

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What it normally means: A delicious breakfast treat. Best when stacked and served with butter and syrup.

What it means to volleyball players: A last-ditch effort to save a ball from hitting the floor that will get you oohs and aahs from everyone in the crowd.

2. "Deep Dish"

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What it normally means: Chicago-style pizza with a thick crust that is loaded with tomato sauce and cheese.

What it means to volleyball players: If playing indoors, a type of set that'll get you a whistle – and an instant side-eye – from the referee. Save it for the beach.

3. "Six-Pack"

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What it normally means: A package of six beverages containing beer or soda; a set of killer abs.

What it means to volleyball players: Taking a hard-driven ball to the grill. Yelling "Up!" after contact does little to save you embarrassment.

4. "Campfire"

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What it normally means: A place where you gather around with friends to tell scary stories and eat s'mores.

What it means to volleyball players: A defensive breakdown that leaves everyone telling each other "I thought YOU had it."

5. "Chicken Wing"

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What it normally means: That thing you drown in Buffalo sauce and eat on Sundays while watching football.

What it means to volleyball players: That feeble attempt you make at digging a ball so your coach doesn't yell at you for snoozing.

6. "Floater"

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What it normally means: That foul-smelling surprise that makes you retch when you enter a sketchy public restroom stall.

What it means to volleyball players: A knuckleball-ish type of serve that may lull you to sleep – until the referee's whistle wakes you up.

7. "Pokey"

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What it normally means: A slang word for "jail"; Gumby's best friend.

What it means to volleyball players: Poking the ball with your hand to send it off on a harrowing journey over the net.

8. "Rufio"

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What it normally means: That rooster-haired badass from the movie Hook.

What it means to volleyball players: RUFI-OHHHHHHH!!! The chant that erupts from the bench after one of your teammates roofs (blocks) an opposing attacker.

9. "Tool"

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What it normally means: A utensil or instrument that you use to fix stuff and things; an imbecile.

What it means to volleyball players: An attack that goes off a blocker's hands, resulting in a point... and a frustrated blocker muttering curse words to herself/himself.

10. "Shagging"

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What it normally means: That word for "sex" that you learned from Austin Powers.

What it means to volleyball players: That thing no one wants to do after a drill during practice.

11. "Husband and Wife (Hubby Wife)"

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What it normally means: A type of married couple.

What it means to volleyball players: The area of the court where a ball will hit the floor before anyone can say "I go."

12. "Kong"

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What it normally means: The movie monster who climbs buildings and knocks down planes.

What it means to volleyball players: A one-handed block you're forced to make because you took too long "reading" the opposing setter's eyes.

14. "Chowder"

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What it normally means: A type of stew often made from seafood.

What it means to volleyball players: A blatantly illegal double contact during a set that you hope no one notices. Everyone does.

15. "Shank"

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What it normally means: A cut of steak; a jailhouse knife used for intimidation and murder.

What it means to a volleyball player: A bad pass that no one can save. YOUR TEAMMATES HATE YOU. Only for a few seconds, though.

16. "Butter"

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What it normally means: A dairy product that goes great with pancakes and tons of other stuff.

What it means to volleyball players: The type of picture-perfect set that you dream about getting every time you make your approach.

17. "Spandex"

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What it normally means: A type of fabric known for being super stretchy.

What it means to a volleyball player: A tiny pair of "shorts" that allow you to move more freely around the court – until you've got to stop and remove a massive wedgie.

18. "Pipe"

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What it normally means: A hollow cylinder where liquids can flow through; a smoking device.

What it means to volleyball players: A back row set that everyone calls for but rarely gets, unless you're like, an Olympian, or something.

19. "Dump"

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What it normally means: A place where trash goes; the act of pooping.

What it means to volleyball players: A move setters do that infuriates you because you thought they were better than that.

20. "Spike"

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What it normally means: A pointed object usually made out of metal or wood; a sharp increase in something, like the price of oil.

What it means to a volleyball player: The word for "hit" that non-volleyball players love to use.

21. "Knees"

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What it normally means: A pair of joints in your legs that prevent you from plodding around like a stilt walker.

What it means to a volleyball player: Those things you destroy for the love of the game.