I learnt some 'everyday words' in this manner at the footy! (Jeff Hook image)
I decided to ask the same of my twitter followers and I was overwhelmed with the response I got! The discussion eventually skewed into footy sayings and even made up footy words, but for the purpose of this post I’ve included only everyday words which can be used independently from football.
I grew up listening to these 'wordsmiths.' Sandy, Pete and Don.
Below is the list of 103 everyday words that my twitter followers and me have football to thank for.
The words were able to broken into a few different categories, and a few of the stronger groups of words were;
Medical terms – Anterior, Cruciate, Hyper-extended, Ligament, Medial, Peptide (x2), Rupture, Sub-laxed, Navicular,
Corporate terms- Equalisation, Merger, Rationalisation
Footy Player Adjectives – Disinterested, Dour, Goer, Laconic, Lackadaisical, Mercurial, Mongrel, Opportunist, Prodigious, Tagger
Match Results – Annihilated, Boilover, Belting, Cakewalk, Hiding, Shellacking,
Kick descriptors – Wormburner, Soccered, Punt, Prodigious, Mongrel,
An old fashioned fight! – Brouhaha, Melee, Clash, Fracas,
As it ended up, melee was mentioned more than any other word, and a personal favourite was ‘stalwart,’ a word I certainly know firstly because of the footy!
Thanks to @Harri_Chas_17 @NABFW @SteveHealyyy @4boat @MarkDuffett @PaulErickson @ten_apples @AndrewGigacz @SirSuaveTheCat @APH1991 @cweaver1993 @HawkNinja76 @iamtheoracle @BumtownVic @roachy01 @JRRivett @DamianWhite42 @benno_76 @TheBlackCat1859 @Martin_Sanna @ossienet @M_1tch @Dgen717 @PaulMavroudis @Andrew_SaysSo @STaylor9891 @Tigers_Of_Old & @cade_e whose nominations made the cut. Sorry to everyone else who contributed but it was fun all the same. A special mention does go to @nervous_twittch who nominated ‘Porplyzia!’
It was heaps of fun guys. May football continue to educate both young and old!
PLEASE add any words you have footy to thank for in the comments section!