/ NEWS: E8 and E9 for Caroline Ciavaldini
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Strange wording on picture caption: 'Caroline Ciavaldini having it on Chupacabra'. Is this some new, rather unfortunate climbing term?
Fairly common climbing term. "have it" is what you (well, probably not you I suppose!) might say to encourage someone through the crux of their route. Other derivations around the verb "to have it" exist :)
Its very Tim Emmett. If you watch films he features in chances are you'll hear it being used.
You're right. Really it should be "'aving it", no 'h', just an apostrophe.
In my opinion (or should that be 'IMO') "falling through" is a greater abuse of language. I assume it is being used to contrast with "getting through" but, as there is common climbing term "falling upward", the meaning of "falling through" is a little ambiguous.
C'mon, Gordon, get with the programme. Even dinosaurs like me say 'have it'.
'Falling through', on the other hand, is just illiterate. From the context I suppose that 'through' is meant to mean 'after', but it might also be 'during'.
Good to see CC, er, having it, anyway.
I also say have it/having it, but in a completely different context.
Some mint crushing going down there. rad.
You can only "have it" if you "bring it".
or send it ! Is this like Euro Cake ?
I think you can probably fake 'having it'. :)
> Fairly common climbing term. "have it" is what you (well, probably not you I suppose!) might say to encourage someone through the crux of their route. Other derivations around the verb "to have it" exist :)
Just a common term in sport (participating and watching).... me thinks Gordon is trying too hard.
Methinks you are taking my comments too seriously.
I think everyone should "leave it"
must be good connies down there!
Apparently not. Sad.
I don't think so, because most people do not think 'it' is 'shit'.
> I don't think so, because most people do not think 'it' is 'shit'.
I think sex is great. I think your senses of humour is shit.
But then you knew that anyway.
I wasn't trying to be funny at all, just drawing attention to a strange new use of the term that seemed to have curious overtones bearing in mind how it is already often used in common parlance. OK, the 'fake' thing was a humorous quip and a serious point at the same time.
> I wasn't trying to be funny at all, just drawing attention to a strange new use of the term that seemed to have curious overtones bearing in mind how it is already often used in common parlance. OK, the 'fake' thing was a humorous quip and a serious point at the same time.
Fair enough, there might have been a bit work frustration in my arsey comment. Seriously though, I've heard 'getting it' for sex, obviously, but not 'having it'... only ever heard that in relation to sport or games, and it's defo not new. Could be a regional thing.
I get the feeling you're all (deliberately?) missing the point that she's only "having it" because she's climbing a Tim Emmett route.
(If she were on a Fawcett route, would her arms be doing their stuff? Presumably)
Isn't it a Ben Bransby route?
You're right, I'm wrong. I thought I read Emmett on James Pearson's blog. I'm the one missing the point. Oops.
> Great Effort!
Oh don't spoil it! This thread is so much better than people fawningly saying "jolly well done" or [vomit] "chapeau" to someone they don't know and will probably never meet. Irreverance is an essentiual part of our climbing culture.
Creative spelling is an essential part of our UKC kultur!
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