As Chris Rock put it in his great heroin and hockey routine, “Only junkies want heroin, only hockey fans watch hockey.”
In both tone and image, Mrs. Romney exuded maternal strength, without talk of grizzlies, hockey moms or pit bulls.
These are all direct contributors to a robust concussion culture in contact-heavy sports like football, hockey, and even soccer.
after an isolated reference from Ireland dated 1527 ("The horlinge of the litill balle with hockie stickes or staves ..."), the word is next recorded 1838 from W. Sussex; of unknown origin, perhaps related to Middle French hoquet "shepherd's staff, crook," diminutive of Old French hoc "hook." The hooked clubs with which the game is played resemble shepherds' staves. In North America, ice hockey is distinguished from field hockey.
[1923+; origin unknown; perhaps fr a variant pronunciation of the hokum, hokey, hocus-pocus cluster, suggested by some spellings, and hence originally ''falsehood, pretentious exaggeration, etc,'' whence ''bullshit,'' whence ''shit'';]