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Post by Art Morte Thu Jun 09, 2011 5:25 pm

http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story/_/id/926838/rio-ferdinand-bottom-in-player-vocab-twitter-study?cc=5739

Damn, I'd like such a study done on myself Razz
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Post by Ali Fri Jun 10, 2011 12:05 am

this would be cooler if it was multi-language Razz
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Post by Iceman Fri Jun 10, 2011 12:15 am

I lol'd at this line : "However, none of the footballers in the study used more than 1% in advanced words."

What would they consider as "advanced words" though?
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Post by Ali Fri Jun 10, 2011 1:09 am

Iceman wrote:I lol'd at this line : "However, none of the footballers in the study used more than 1% in advanced words."

What would they consider as "advanced words" though?

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Post by Giggslegend Fri Jun 10, 2011 1:24 am

Iceman wrote:I lol'd at this line : "However, none of the footballers in the study used more than 1% in advanced words."

What would they consider as "advanced words" though?

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Post by rwo power Fri Jun 10, 2011 7:04 am

Looks like we are lucky that we have quite some players in Germany who have the Abitur (A-Levels) - heck, many of them even study at the university after their active career!
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Post by EarlyPrototype Fri Jun 10, 2011 7:07 am

Ferdinand was beaten by Rooney?.................. :lol!:

and I thought Rooney was the on that was bad at English.
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Post by che Fri Jun 10, 2011 7:12 am

i'd like to see how many "advanced" words an average twitter user posts

by which i of course don't mean that ferdinand is of average intelligence Laughing
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Post by Arquitecto Fri Jun 10, 2011 7:30 am

LOL, no surprise considering scandinavians and too some extent, the dutch speak more fluent english then the creators of the language itself.
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