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.
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”
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”
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”
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”
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?”
past tense: Redknapp’d
1. To state the obvious.
E.g “He Redkapp’d it because there was a sign there the whole time”
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”
past tense: Karius’d
1. To pull a sicky.
E.g “I didn’t go to work yesterday. I just Karius’d it”