Mourinho, Ferguson Phrases Added to Oxford English Dictionary

Mourinho, Ferguson Phrases Added to Oxford English Dictionary

  • Popular phrase from legendary former manager of Chelsea, Jose Mourinho, has been added to the dictionary
  • The Oxford English Dictionary also added a phrase coined by Sir Alex Ferguson of Manchester United
  • According to the reports, the words from the two iconic managers were among 15 new words added to the dictionary

Chelsea fans consider Jose Mourinho legendary. This is also for fans of Manchester United who believe Sir Alex Ferguson is the best in their history. These beliefs from fans of the two football clubs have now been cemented by the Oxford English Dictionary.

This comes as famous phrases of Jose Mourinho and Sir Alex Ferguson were added to the Oxford English Dictionary.

The two coaches are considered two of the greatest managers to have graced English football.

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In the latest addition to the Oxford English Dictionary, Ferguson’s ‘squeaky bum time’ and Mourinho’s ‘park the bus’ made it among 15 new words and phrases in the dictionary quarterly update.

Morinho's phrases added to the dictionary
Jose Mourinho and Alex Ferguson phrases have been added to Oxford English Dictionary. Photo credit: Fans of Jose Mourinho

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Ferguson first said ‘squeaky bum time’ in a press conference in 2003 when referring to Arsenal’s end to the season. The phrase means “A particularly tense period of time, esp. one leading up to the climax of a competition or event.”

Mourinho’s famous ‘park the bus’ got a first mention from the Portuguese gaffer in the 2004-05 season when he was criticizing Spurs for adopting a defensive style against his side. The phrase means “To play in a very defensive way, typically by having the majority of outfield players close to their own goal and showing little attacking intent.”

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Meanwhile, in what can be described as another bad day for Nigeria, an unidentified footballer has slumped and died while playing at the Green Field Football Ground in the Lekki area of Lagos state.

This was disclosed by SP Benjamin Hundeyin, Police Public Relations Officer(PPRO) of the state command.

Hundeyin who confirmed the incident on his verified Twitter handle on Sunday, October 2, said that officers from Maroko police division brought in the information on Friday, September 30.


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