Oosa

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Robin Paterson

Robin Paterson Asked 10 years ago

oosa? Where,what and why did this sounding word come about?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 10 years ago

Good question.  Take a look at this previous discussion.

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andrew brand

andrew brand Posted 10 years ago

it makes me laugh when players that are far from chinese, im even talking about english ones, shout things like cho!  oosa!  cholly choo!  and things like that.  do they think it will make them appear as good as the chinese? 

Claus Hamacher

Claus Hamacher Posted 10 years ago

Why do you believe "cho" has chinese origins?

Claus Hamacher

Claus Hamacher Posted 10 years ago

The explanation of "Cho" I've heard is this:

Leung Cho Ah was a south-korean player. In the Japan Open 1979, after only 3 years of professional tabletennis, he sufferes a triple cruciate ligament rupture. At this time, he had a clear lead against Russian Player Ivan Dobce in the semi-finals. A comeback was impossible in those times - Leung never played tabletennis again.

After Ivan Dobce beat Frenchman Jacques Allez-Onyva in the final, he shouted "Cho" after his matchball to indicate that Cho would have deserved the tournament win. This shout was taken over by the Korean national team and made its way from there.

 

I don't know if it's true, but at least it's a nice story.... 


andrew brand

andrew brand Posted 10 years ago

THATS FASCINATING.  I JUST THOUGHT IT WAS CHINESE FOR GOOD.


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