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Linsanity

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Linsanity
林疯狂

Date: Mar 15 2012

Themes: Sports

Quote

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“I’m definitely surprised that people are still talking about Linsanity.”

- Basketball star Jeremy Lin talking about the recent excitement over his success. (Miami Herald)

“我确实很惊讶,到现在人们仍然在谈论着‘林疯狂’这个词。”
- 篮球运动员林书豪 (Jeremy Lin) 谈论其最近因成功而带来的兴奋。

Definition

1. Definition - Study the definition.

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the excitement generated by the sudden success of basketball player Jeremy Lin

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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At the beginning of this year, very few people had heard of Jeremy Lin. Now, the American basketball player of Taiwanese dissent is one of the most famous athletes in the world.

How did this happen? With a series of great performances, Lin helped his team, the New York Knicks, win seven games in a row. As people around the world watched what was happening, they began to feel excitement for the 23-year-old. His jersey sold out and people started making signs about him to hold up at games. Lin was in every newspaper and on every TV station. Linsanity had begun.

Linsanity is a new slang word that is a combination of Jeremy Lin’s name and the word insanity, which means craziness. Linsanity describes the sudden global interest in this new star who, weeks before Linsanity began, was worried he would be released from his team because he wasn’t good enough.

Hopefully, Linsanity is just beginning. Lin has continued to play well and could be a star for a long time. His fans may have years to think of fun ways to play with his name. For example, some say his skills are Lincredible, especially the game he played on VaLINtine’s Day.

Are you a fan of Jeremy Lin? Try making a new word with his name.

See articles and clips of English, baby! staff talking about Linsanity in the Chinese and Taiwanese media on our blog.

Examples

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“Last year, no one had heard of Jeremy Lin. Now Linsanity is everywhere!”

“I am toally Linsane. I watch every game Jeremy Lin plays!”

“It’s complete Linsanity in my city. I see Jeremy Lin jerseys everywhere.”

Winners

1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

Manu4 Insanity for Jeremy Lin. People went crazy about him, hence, LINsanity...
by Manu4
Ahshan the new NBA star :林书豪. a new special word created for him.
by Ahshan
Julissita Fanaticism towards Jeremy Lin.
by Julissita
anges491 feelings of excitement caused by watching Jeremy Lin of the New York Knicks basketball team
by anges491
Jeremy Lin is a phenomen who has set records and taken NBA crowds with rapture.Besides being an extraordinary athlete, he is the first American-born player of Chinese/Taiwanese descent in NBA history. He attended at Harvard, where he majored in economics and he is also deeply religious.''Linsanity'' reminds us that at the best of times, sports are something more: a common language across class, race and creed that reflects the values and hopes we all share.
by candycandice

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lyricsong

lyricsong

Viet Nam

i think basket ball is only popular in the US, JP, KR. Am i right?

01:28 AM Mar 27 2012 |

carnationf

carnationf

Azerbaijan

There is a mistake in spelling in this text.
Taiwanese dissent ( there must be the word descent)

03:05 AM Mar 19 2012 |

Fateme.A

Fateme.A

New Zealand

Is this sentence right? shouldn’t the word in bold be replaced by the word “descent”?


Now, the American basketball player of Taiwanese dissent is one of the most famous athletes in the world.

12:52 AM Mar 18 2012 |

psycycu43

psycycu43

Taiwan

He just shard the steps of “HANDSHARK”...so so fun.


Jmermy Lin is so humble that everyone likes him.and I do be crazy for “Linsanlity”,too


 


 


 

09:35 AM Mar 16 2012 |

grace show show

China

In a TV event in taiwan ,he said that he is not play for his family ,he is not play even for himself ,he is play for God .God with him .


 

12:21 AM Mar 16 2012 |

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dkattleya

dkattleya

Indonesia

Go Knicks, Go Lincredible! :D

02:19 PM Mar 15 2012 |

evergreen111213

Bangladesh

I was scared to her linsanity.

12:34 PM Mar 15 2012 |

adrianachen

Taiwan

just few weeks ago, almost every “news programs” had turned into “sports news programs” in taiwan!! it’s complete linsanity here …

09:32 AM Mar 15 2012 |

1 person likes this

CatcheR

CatcheR

Iceland

okay I invent new slang ’’ Creepplety ’’ akakakakkkkk…...... :D ‘kidding’

04:35 AM Mar 15 2012 |

AppleRome

AppleRome

Antarctica

“Apple, you also can invent your own slangs lol”


—> Ughh I am not cheesy person Catcher, I am creepy! :[ 


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03:25 AM Mar 15 2012 |

CatcheR

CatcheR

Iceland

Apple, you also can invent your own slangs lol. I think it is very common, you know when people found out doing incredible thing, everyone seems to admit being his /her fans!

01:54 AM Mar 15 2012 |

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AppleRome

AppleRome

Antarctica

Jeremy Lin is great.


But making name into slang sounds like Bieber’s fans. Arrrggghhh.

01:14 AM Mar 15 2012 |

denisezhao86

China

he’s a gorgeous man

11:26 PM Mar 14 2012 |

1 person likes this

Orchestra

Orchestra

Russian Federation

Ohh! I’m not keen on basketball a lot but I find it tremendously stupid occupation – I mean, going mad and making idol of any sort of person and especially inventing a kind of “phenomen”! Open your eyes, guys!! If you’re so fond of that, you’d better go in for playing basketball on your own than such a worthless stuff!

11:13 PM Mar 14 2012 |

vip1

vip1

Canada

This topic is Lindescribable and Lincomprehensible at the same time! Tongue out

11:00 PM Mar 14 2012 |

sibby724

sibby724

Taiwan

Lincredible!!!!

09:20 PM Mar 14 2012 |

whathell

whathell

China

linsanity?he is nobody,he still needs to work hard.how about ri”DIRK”ulous,i luv this dedicated german guy ,lin should learn how to be a real basketball player from Dirk Nowitzki

05:47 PM Mar 14 2012 |

jacky.jw.lin@gmail.com

Taiwan

A star becomes famous very quicky and widely. Like Jeremy Lin has done.

07:50 PM Mar 07 2012 |

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