Thats a f**king lot of swearwords!
Wayne Rooney will find his temperament under even greater scrutiny in England’s opening World Cup fixture on Saturday.
It emerged last night that the match officials have taken a crash course in English swearwords as part of a crackdown on abusive language.
Rooney has already been warned about his temperament by Fabio Capello, the England manager, and by Jeff Selogilwe, the South African referee who booked him and accused him of using foul and abusive language during the final warm-up match, against Platinum Stars on Monday.
Now the temperamental striker will be alarmed to learn that Carlos Eugênio Simon, who will referee England’s first group C match against the United States in Rustenburg, and his assistants have been given a list of 20 English profanities to clamp down on.
Simon’s appointment as a World Cup referee has already attracted controversy after his suspension from Brazilian football last year amid accusations of incompetence.
Roberto Braatz, one of Simon’s two assistant referees in South Africa, said: “We can’t do this in 11 different languages, but at least we have to know the swearwords in English.” (The Times)
Without wishing to alert our moderators with a ton of work what are the 20 words? I can think of about six straight off the bat, but not twenty. This is like that George Carlin skit about the Seven Words You Can Not Say, so with that mind we have placed that below. We want to know what those 20 words are so why not list them below? Obviously using * to avoid words offended our censors. I.e. F**K would be one. Go for it! The person who comes up with the most likely 20 words will win an imaginary prize.