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John Blanchette’s definitions for skating terms

*Axels – Pawn shop where Spokane skating fans took their stereos, silverware and first-born sons for the cash to afford a season ticket to the championships.

*Double Axel – Return trip to hock the plasma screen for a second season ticket when your wife refuses to go to the Arena without you.

*Salchow – What a farmer has to do to afford tickets.

*Lutz – How much tickets cost, if you haven’t already figured that out.

*Camel – Tonya Harding’s brand.

*Compulsory dance – What seventh-grade boys hate about P.E.

And so much more in John’s column today here.

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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