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#1 OFFLINE   anderson72

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Posted 25 June 2019 - 12:04 PM

  The weirdest footballing terms from around the world   Dundee United - Nigeria

Dundee United is synonymous with “idiot” in parts of Nigeria where Yoruba is spoken. I wasn’t able to establish with 100% accuracy where this had come from, but it seems to have come from a tour of Nigeria that Dundee United went on in 1972, when they prepared really badly, the weather was really hot, the players got sick, there were injuries and the pitches were no good. Because they complained about it so much, this culminated in the Dundee United name being taken in vain.

I couldn’t believe that when I came across it. It was written on a website and I spoke to people in Nigeria who confirmed it anecdotally.

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Tom tells us he also devoted a page solely to phrases drawing on the animal kingdom: "Some of the animal-based expressions I came across were some of my favourites, because they very closely describe something very native to the place." 

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#2 OFFLINE   maryhilldon

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Posted 25 June 2019 - 12:18 PM

Cosgrove just had a 'Leeds' season. Well a 'Leeds' 3 months.
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Posted 25 June 2019 - 12:32 PM

Another version of this story is that Dundee United got a load of strips that were irregular in some way and couldn't be sold, so they donated them to a special needs school in Nigeria.  The locals, being callous bastards, soon started using 'Dundee United' to refer to anybody of lower intelligence or who had some kind of learning disability.

 

Probably shite but there you go.


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#4 OFFLINE   The Eleven from the Don

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Posted 27 June 2019 - 11:38 AM

Dungdeh Yooshited are a silly little club.


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Posted 27 June 2019 - 11:40 AM

^^^

 

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Posted 27 June 2019 - 12:38 PM

Easily on par with calling Hearts "Fartz".

 

A regular old Bantasaurus Rex is The Eleven from the Don.


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Posted 27 June 2019 - 02:08 PM

Dungdeh Yooshited are a silly little club.


Grow up.
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