Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Words from football matches

So I'm football-illiterate; I thought that FIFA's 3-letter abbreviation for Nigeria was NIG, but it's actually NGA. (NIG is Niger.) So we won't be seeing the delightfully offensive NIG - GER scoreboard during this World Cup.

We can still search for other words. Grepping for the Cartesian product of all participating countries in /usr/share/dict/words yields a few matches, although none are complete words, let alone offensive ones:
  • apalaCHICOLa
  • hITACHI
  • siNGAPORe
  • BELCHIng
  • ganGRENED
  • GREENGrocer
  • maCHINED
  • miCROCHIp
Chile features a lot!

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