In younger days, I remember frequenting a Chess Club.
Sipping strong coffee in the smoke haze.
Sharing some banter with like-minded people.
This was sprinkled liberally with witticisms.
Mostly weird or cryptic as the night grew long.
"Hard to get this right" becomes "Easy to go left here".
Tactics becomes tictacs
"You've changed your style (or repertoire)"
becomes "Ohh!! You've changed your sox"
Checkmate, of course, becomes "Checka Tomato"