What’s Sochi? Yep, that happens when you don’t have TV reception, don’t get the local paper (the writing could be better), and listen to public radio – obviously with beans in my ears!But Catherine asked to tandem another post (check hers out – HERE), so I googled ‘Sochi’ for inspiration, and found some! Heres the article. And how is it pronounced – by Russians? The -o in Sochi is somewhere in between the English “law” vowel and the English ‘lot’ vowel (so somewhere between SAW-chi and SOTCH-i).

borrowed from (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

FYI: Who came up with ‘curling’? According to wikipedia (source of all knowledge when you haven’t got a clue!), ‘the verbal noun curling is formed from the Scottish (and English) verb curl, which describes the motion of the stone.’ Got that? But wait – it’s also known as ‘the roaring game’, because of the sound the stones make while traveling over the pebble (droplets of water applied to the playing surface). Uhhh, okay.  Anyway – now for a poem, because that’s what you’re here for, the word crafting and the pictures. Right? (pssst – now is a good time to agree!)


This is what the Curling Fox says:

Høyer, høyer, pants on fire!
Crowds are trilling like a choir!
They cheer and cry – I don’t know why
Norway’s stones fall cruelly shy

Thanks for popping in!

24 thoughts on “SOCHI?

  1. Since they have Olympic training here, I told Hubby we needed to take the “curling” class. We didn’t. Now, I have my eye on fencing … kiddo is too young for that class. Could be a better option than football maybe?


  2. So cute, Julie! I love ‘trilling like a choir’ super poem. Funny I just thought it was pronounced so cheese without the se at the end 🙂


  3. I adore your song and your sketch.
    And Norway (I think) is ahead on the medal count so I won’t be offended if our curling “steins” fall short!


  4. Curling is the national sport of Canada! Or is that hockey? I forget, but one has a lot of fighting and the other is closer to watching paint dry. Wonder which is which? 😉

    Curling Fox is one talented dude — spouting poetry while curling!

    And thank you for letting me know how to properly pronounce Sochi!


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