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    Dundee Utd = Idiot

    Scottish football gets to the strangest places.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree/artic...d-b10336e2118e

    Apparently in the Yoruba speaking part of Nigeria the phrase "Dundee United" is a synonym for "Idiot". According to the author of this BBC article it comes from when Dundee United toured the country in the 70's, were rubbish (so no real change over the decades), and spent the whole time complaining about the heat and the state of the local pitches.

    Obviously we all also know that in some African dialects the word Jambo means "Hello", "Please put back that charity tin" and "Hoof!" depending on the context.

    I wonder how else Scottish football has made its mark in world culture?

    I know there is some story about Hibs being one of the first football clubs to have been mentioned in the United Nations debating Chamber? Presumably an inquiry about whether the way hertz were treated at the 7-0 game was a breach of the Geneva Conventions?


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    Is jambo not Swahili for hello and Scottish for Sh**e

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    Quote Originally Posted by 04Sauzee View Post
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    Is jambo not Swahili for hello and Scottish for Sh**e

    First one is definitely correct.

    The second one is absolute nonsense. Do you actually say ‘that’s a lot of jambo’?

    Why do folk say things like this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by barcahibs View Post
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    Scottish football gets to the strangest places.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree/artic...d-b10336e2118e

    Apparently in the Yoruba speaking part of Nigeria the phrase "Dundee United" is a synonym for "Idiot". According to the author of this BBC article it comes from when Dundee United toured the country in the 70's, were rubbish (so no real change over the decades), and spent the whole time complaining about the heat and the state of the local pitches.

    Obviously we all also know that in some African dialects the word Jambo means "Hello", "Please put back that charity tin" and "Hoof!" depending on the context.

    I wonder how else Scottish football has made its mark in world culture?

    I know there is some story about Hibs being one of the first football clubs to have been mentioned in the United Nations debating Chamber? Presumably an inquiry about whether the way hertz were treated at the 7-0 game was a breach of the Geneva Conventions?
    Apart from the 80s when they won the league and beat the likes of Barcelona at the Camp Nou and more?

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    First one is definitely correct.

    The second one is absolute nonsense. Do you actually say ‘that’s a lot of jambo’?

    Why do folk say things like this?
    No off course I don't, it's humour on a football message board

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    Hibs tour of Brazil in 1953 was responsible for their World Cup winning team of 1970 and that teams swashbuckling style of football in particular. Fact.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 04Sauzee View Post
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    No off course I don't, it's humour on a football message board
    Lucy is very serious, don't take it personally

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    Quote Originally Posted by green with envy View Post
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    Apart from the 80s when they won the league and beat the likes of Barcelona at the Camp Nou and more?
    Oh sorry I hadn't realised I'd logged into tangerineterrors.net I'll change my bookmark. To be honest I couldn't care less about Dundee United's faded glories - when I think of them the main things that pop into my head are their greeting faces when Matty jack showed them how to properly interpret the rules around returning the ball, especially after a team full of timewasters have knocked it out of play for an 'injury'. And to a lesser extent their delight in relegating us for the first 'Great Adventure' I suppose

    Dundee United = a lot worse than idiot in my own personal version of the Yoruba language I'm afraid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucy Brown View Post
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    First one is definitely correct.

    The second one is absolute nonsense. Do you actually say ‘that’s a lot of jambo’?

    Why do folk say things like this?
    Lionel ritchie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucy Brown View Post
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    First one is definitely correct.

    The second one is absolute nonsense. Do you actually say ‘that’s a lot of jambo’?

    Why do folk say things like this?
    Wow

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    Quote Originally Posted by barcahibs View Post
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    Oh sorry I hadn't realised I'd logged into tangerineterrors.net I'll change my bookmark. To be honest I couldn't care less about Dundee United's faded glories - when I think of them the main things that pop especially after a team full of timewasters have knocked it out of play for an 'injury'. And to a lesser extent their delight in relegating us for the first 'Great Adventure' I suppose

    Dundee United = a lot worse than idiot in my own personal version of the Yoruba language I'm afraid.
    Yeah, was at the game and it was such along time ago and TBH you should be moving on.... In the grander scheme of things it wasn't that huge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucy Brown View Post
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    First one is definitely correct.

    The second one is absolute nonsense. Do you actually say ‘that’s a lot of jambo’?

    Why do folk say things like this?
    As for your question, yes I do say I am going to give birth to a jambo whenever I go for a tom-tit

    Whoa there Lucy, lighten up ffs. It is only a wee bit of fun. Jeez some folk take things far too seriously.
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    Brilliant Lucy!

    It’s amazing how you reel them in.

    You’re de man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barcahibs View Post
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    Oh sorry I hadn't realised I'd logged into tangerineterrors.net I'll change my bookmark. To be honest I couldn't care less about Dundee United's faded glories - when I think of them the main things that pop into my head are their greeting faces when Matty jack showed them how to properly interpret the rules around returning the ball, especially after a team full of timewasters have knocked it out of play for an 'injury'. And to a lesser extent their delight in relegating us for the first 'Great Adventure' I suppose

    Dundee United = a lot worse than idiot in my own personal version of the Yoruba language I'm afraid.
    “Delight in relegating us”, you mean their delight in staying up? It was them or us going down, how dare they celebrate!!!

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    Lionel ritchie
    This. All night long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Del Boy View Post
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    “Delight in relegating us”, you mean their delight in staying up? It was them or us going down, how dare they celebrate!!!
    Motherwell was second bottom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by green with envy View Post
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    Yeah, was at the game and it was such along time ago and TBH you should be moving on.... In the grander scheme of things it wasn't that huge.
    No I'm afraid it fills my every waking hour with an equal mixture of joy and fury - jofury maybe? or fujoy? (I wonder if they mean anything in Yoruba?) I'm going to have it playing on huge screens throughout the ceremony when I get married and I've already told the mrs that our first born will be named Alan Combe's Greetin Coupon - even if its a girl. I've also started a campaign to have the colour orange removed from the rainbow and I've written to the council about banning sand. I'll poison their jam and boycott their journalism and if I ever find out what Jute is I'll sabotage that too. I've already stopped reading the Beano.

    Are there any other Scottish football teams I should avoid belittling on here? I've got strong views on both Aberdeen and Caley Thistle I'm afraid - though I've always had a soft spot for Cowdenbeath if it helps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucy Brown View Post
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    First one is definitely correct.

    The second one is absolute nonsense. Do you actually say ‘that’s a lot of jambo’?

    Why do folk say things like this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucy Brown View Post
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    First one is definitely correct.

    The second one is absolute nonsense. Do you actually say ‘that’s a lot of jambo’?

    Why do folk say things like this?
    Methinks Lucy talks a load of jambo.

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    Motherwell was second bottom.
    If we won, Utd would have had to beat Rangers in their last game to stay up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Del Boy View Post
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    If we won, Utd would have had to beat Rangers in their last game to stay up.
    It might be the wine, but they finished 7 points ahead of us mate. If we won we are on 33 them on 34 as they lost to the huns. They where safe the week before and too great delight in us going down. They where never in trouble because of goal difference too. I went to the game and never thought they where in trouble of going down.
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    Not a big Arabs fan by any stretch of the imagination but anyone that lived through the eighties will tell you that the New Firm Aberdeen and Dundee United blew the Old Firm away

    Dundee Utd winning the SPL and getting to a EUFA Cup Final

    Aberdeen won the ECWC and loads more under Fergie

    Dundee Utd relegated us late nineties but we had no one to blame but ourselves

    They sang in the Changing Rooms at Tannadice when they defeated Neil Lennons HIBS that Christmas but he who laughs last laughs laughs laughs!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucy Brown View Post
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    First one is definitely correct.

    The second one is absolute nonsense. Do you actually say ‘that’s a lot of jambo’?

    Why do folk say things like this?
    The second is 100% true

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucy Brown View Post
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    The second one is absolute nonsense. Do you actually say ‘that’s a lot of jambo’?

    Why do folk say things like this?
    Sh*te is an adjective as well as a noun and verb. 'That's a lot of jambo' would be rare but 'sh*te style of football' and 'jambo style of football' are synonymous and commonplace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucy Brown View Post
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    First one is definitely correct.

    The second one is absolute nonsense. Do you actually say ‘that’s a lot of jambo’?

    Why do folk say things like this?
    Lighten up

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabis View Post
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    Methinks Lucy talks a load of jambo.

    Jambo is a qualifier.

    Not just *****, but utter *****.

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    It might be the wine, but they finished 7 points ahead of us mate. If we won we are on 33 them on 34 as they lost to the huns. They where safe the week before and too great delight in us going down. They where never in trouble because of goal difference too. I went to the game and never thought they where in trouble of going down.
    Yeah but if they lost v us and then we beat (Killie I think) in last game then they would have went down. So it was a huge game for them. Anyway, hardly matters now!! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by barcahibs View Post
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    No I'm afraid it fills my every waking hour with an equal mixture of joy and fury - jofury maybe? or fujoy? (I wonder if they mean anything in Yoruba?) I'm going to have it playing on huge screens throughout the ceremony when I get married and I've already told the mrs that our first born will be named Alan Combe's Greetin Coupon - even if its a girl. I've also started a campaign to have the colour orange removed from the rainbow and I've written to the council about banning sand. I'll poison their jam and boycott their journalism and if I ever find out what Jute is I'll sabotage that too. I've already stopped reading the Beano.

    Are there any other Scottish football teams I should avoid belittling on here? I've got strong views on both Aberdeen and Caley Thistle I'm afraid - though I've always had a soft spot for Cowdenbeath if it helps?
    Was it drugs alcohol or both when typing that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucy Brown View Post
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    First one is definitely correct.

    The second one is absolute nonsense. Do you actually say ‘that’s a lot of jambo’?

    Why do folk say things like this?


    I think it generally works on people that didn't have a sense of humour bypass.

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