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Which footballers’ names need to be added to the Oxford English Dictionary?

Kante'd (to work extremely hard; achieving exceptional results whilst remaining humble, and down to earth) got us thinking
 

To work extremely hard; achieving exceptional results whilst remaining humble, and down to earth.

If only there was a verb to sum up such a sentence. Well now there is, thanks to a social media entrepreneur.

Kante. Or Kante’d, if you’re talking in the past tense. We’ve got a couple of our own suggestions for the party animals down at the Oxford English Dictionary.

Townsend
/towns-end/ verb

past tense: Townsend’d

1. To repeat the same mistake consistently, despite being aware of the probably outcome.

E.g “The lad had a chance to win the game but he cut inside and Townsend’d it into the crowd”

Townsend’d

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Townsend’d

Welbeck
/wel-beck/ verb

past tense: Welbeck’d

1. To succeed despite obvious limitations.

E.g “I contributed absolutely nothing but I still managed to Welbeck my group presentation”

Welbeck’d

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Welbeck’d

Souness
/soo-ness/ verb

past tense: Souness’d

1. To utterly despise someone purely for their undeniable charisma, often providing fake excuses to validate your feelings.

E.g “I know I should like him but he just makes me go all Souness”

Ozil
/urr-zil/ verb

past tense: Ozil’d

1. To possess the rare ability to achieve consistently high results despite a complete lack of application.

E.g “The whole third year of university I didn’t go to a single lecture, I just Ozil’d it”

Ozil’d

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Ozil’d

Pele
/peh-lay/ verb

past tense: Pele’d

1. To convince people you’re brilliant at something despite them never having seen you do it.

E.g “Do you reckon he’s actually good at the guitar or just managed to Pele it?”

Redknapp
/red-nap/ verb

past tense: Redknapp’d

1. To state the obvious.

E.g “He Redkapp’d it because there was a sign there the whole time”

Xhaka
/shza-ka/ verb

past tense: Xhaka’d

1. To take the hard route despite numerous easy options.

E.g “Sorry I’m late, I Xhaka’d my way here”

I’ll be there in 30 minutes

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I’ll be there in 30 minutes

Karius
/ka-ree-us/ verb

past tense: Karius’d

1. To pull a sicky.

E.g “I didn’t go to work yesterday. I just Karius’d it”

Karius’d

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Karius’d

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