Er ist aktuell – mit aller verbundenen Doppeldeutigkeit – in aller Munde: trash talk! Aber was macht talk zu trash talk, was unterscheidet guten von schlechtem trash talk und trash talk von plumpen Beleidigungen? Die Wikipedia meint dazu:
„Trash-talk is a form of boast or insult commonly heard in competitive situations. It is often used to intimidate the opposition, but can also be used in a humorous spirit. Trash-talk is often characterized by use of hyperbole, or figurative language. Puns and other wordplay are commonly used.
Trash-talk was commonly used by the heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali in the 1960s and 1970s. Since then, it has become common for boxers, wrestlers, and other sports competitors to use trash-talk. Trash talking in amateur sports ranks is generally discouraged and frowned upon (especially in youth leagues).“ (gekürzt)