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Crossing The Pond: UK Soccer Terms That Should Be Used In The NFL

Published by on April 21, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

English football/soccer fans are known for many things. Violence, drinking, violence, and drinking come to mind. But often forgotten is the genius of the terminology flying about the bars, stands, and anywhere football is discussed.

A selection of terms that must be adopted by the NFL follows.

1. “WUM”

An acronym for “Wind Up Merchant,” someone who specializes in teasing and aggravation. Do you have any rival fans, who, to you, say things about your team with the sole purpose of trying to annoy you? Meet a Wind Up Merchant.

2. “ABU”

An acronym for “Anyone But United.” The “United” bit refers to Manchester United, the most...

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