- Associated Press - Monday, February 10, 2014

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - Spoice (SPOYss), noun.

1. An exclamation of gratitude toward life (Urban Dictionary). While looking at the breathtaking view of the slopestyle course from the top of the mountain, American snowboarder Sage Kotsenburg exclaimed, “Spoice!”


1. A particularly high compliment to be paid to someone. “Her last name’s ever. First name Spoiciest.” - @sagekotsenburg: https://twitter.com/sagekotsenburg/status/431296034367897600

Snowboarders have taken over the Olympics in Sochi, and their out-there vocabulary has become the talk of the games. The word of the week has been Spoice, a catch-all term that has been popularized by Kotsenburg, the gold medal winner in slopestyle from Park City, Utah.

“I love the spoice!” women’s gold medal winner Jamie Anderson said. “Gratification for life. We’re all so blessed to be able to travel the world together and snowboard. It’s our passion. We love it.”

— By Jon Krawczynski — Twitter https://twitter.com/APKrawczynski


Associated Press reporters will be filing dispatches about happenings in and around Sochi during the 2014 Winter Games. Follow AP journalists covering the Olympics on Twitter: https://apne.ws/1c3WMiu

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