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How Dundee United Became A Slang For Fools by Ubermind: 12:48pm On Apr 14, 2019
It was in the 1970’s when Dundee United decides to visit Nigeria for their pre-season tour.
However they lost all their matches to local clubs in Nigeria (including 4:1 loss to Stationary Stores) among others.

This was at a time when Nigeria football was still growing, having never won the Nations Cup or even qualified for the World Cup.

This made Nigerians look at the Dundee Football a Club as fools, having come from Europe, play the champions league and have top players but still can’t manage a win among Local clubs with little or no facilities.

Ever since then, anybody that does something weird or unbelievable is regarded as a Dundee or Dundee United

Source:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHRULxxrssM

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Re: How Dundee United Became A Slang For Fools by dominique(f): 12:53pm On Apr 14, 2019
I don't believe this

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Re: How Dundee United Became A Slang For Fools by JasonScoolari: 12:57pm On Apr 14, 2019
dominique:
I don't believe this
Do you believe that Arsenal FC is the senior team of Dundee United? grin

You better believe.

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Re: How Dundee United Became A Slang For Fools by emeijeh(m): 1:26pm On Apr 14, 2019
Na small thing remain, I for say bubu na the real Dundee

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Re: How Dundee United Became A Slang For Fools by Ubermind: 2:06pm On Apr 14, 2019
dominique:
I don't believe this
Dundee United is a football club , so basically calling someone Dundee United means the person is a fool in Nigeria.

Why Dundee United Means Fool or Idiot in Nigeria - Now You Know Ep01

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIu89vkZmC4

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Re: How Dundee United Became A Slang For Fools by dominique(f): 3:24pm On Apr 14, 2019
Ubermind:

Dundee United is a football club , so basically calling someone Dundee United means the person is a fool in Nigeria.

I know Dundee United is a Scottish football club and I know morons are sometimes called Dundee. The back story is what I didnt believe so i took to Google and got this from UK Guardian, it's kinda true

It’s true: Dundee United is slang for idiot in Nigeria. This peculiar fact came to British attention in 2010, during a BBC documentary about the Nigerian capital Lagos. A local man, Chubby, told the filmmakers how life in Lagos is not for the foolish. “Anybody who came to Lagos and he didn’t learn sense, he cannot get sense ever,” said Chubby. “Because here if you are a fool, they will learn you how to get sense. If you are a ‘Dundee United’, when they start to pour shit on you, you will get sense.”

As this article in the Scotsman explains, many believe this stems from a disastrous tour in 1972. There is also a suggestion that, when Nigeria were based at Dens Park during the Under-16 World Cup of 1989, some mischievous Dundee fans decided to enrich their vocabulary.

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Re: How Dundee United Became A Slang For Fools by dominique(f): 3:25pm On Apr 14, 2019
JasonScoolari:
Do you believe that Arsenal FC is the senior team of Dundee United? grin

You better believe.


Waka!

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Re: How Dundee United Became A Slang For Fools by JasonScoolari: 3:30pm On Apr 14, 2019
dominique:



Waka!
grin Cc; dominique, cinderella, dora, Simpson, tom, Jerry, zig, sharko, rule number 2 grin

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Re: How Dundee United Became A Slang For Fools by LordGuru1: 3:34pm On Apr 14, 2019
shocked
Re: How Dundee United Became A Slang For Fools by Richdad50(m): 3:35pm On Apr 14, 2019
shocked

A majority of Nairaland commentors are Dundees. There are over 2million members on Nairaland with an estimated 10million non registered members. Out of the over 2million register members, only 0.5% of them are regular commentors who also push the like, share, and mention buttons. 70% are active readers who go through the comments but don't like, share or mention. 29% are active readers only. They don't wish to see the rubbish posted by half of 0.5 commentors.

That is why the average maximum likes fluctuates between 100 - 300likes per very good and very useless comments and peak at 400likes for great and most useless comments. There is a battle for the soul of commentary amongst the 0.5% with a significant push and leanings towards the 'useless'.

If the high nos of reasonable readers from the 99% push the buttons, the average likes, shares or mentions for a great post will peak at over 200k or more just like you find in Instagram. However, the ruthlessness and insolence of half the 0.5% who quickly post the 'useless' has painstakingly made it difficult for the 70% who regularly search for good and great comments and 29% who rarely are interested in going down the journey of 'useless'.

When I write, I write for the digestion of the 99% and half the 0.5%. The most reasonable and important part of the group who although, stay quiet, are far more active in mind.

Richdad

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Re: How Dundee United Became A Slang For Fools by Legendguru: 3:35pm On Apr 14, 2019
oh
Re: How Dundee United Became A Slang For Fools by Sholaco: 3:35pm On Apr 14, 2019
Useless post

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Re: How Dundee United Became A Slang For Fools by soberdrunk(m): 3:35pm On Apr 14, 2019
cheesy
Re: How Dundee United Became A Slang For Fools by Enemyofpeace: 3:36pm On Apr 14, 2019
dominique:
I don't believe this
you better do, else I will call you Dundee united

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Re: How Dundee United Became A Slang For Fools by davodyguy: 3:37pm On Apr 14, 2019
Like Aboki
Re: How Dundee United Became A Slang For Fools by babyfaceafrica: 3:37pm On Apr 14, 2019
lies
Re: How Dundee United Became A Slang For Fools by ibietela2(m): 3:38pm On Apr 14, 2019
Like bubu
Re: How Dundee United Became A Slang For Fools by TheMainMan: 3:38pm On Apr 14, 2019
how i got to know dundee united is because i use to see them at the back of punch newspaper on sundays bk dn when i check for the results of football match played the previous day


somehow the name just stuck and became funny to me

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Re: How Dundee United Became A Slang For Fools by Neoteny(m): 3:38pm On Apr 14, 2019
Bullshiit

It came from dunderhead

Then it was slanged to dundee

Then parodied as dundee united because of the club

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Re: How Dundee United Became A Slang For Fools by Enemyofpeace: 3:38pm On Apr 14, 2019
dominique:



Waka!
shege

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Re: How Dundee United Became A Slang For Fools by yjgm(m): 3:38pm On Apr 14, 2019
Naija no de carry last.

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Re: How Dundee United Became A Slang For Fools by Waakanda: 3:38pm On Apr 14, 2019
grin grin grin
Re: How Dundee United Became A Slang For Fools by davodyguy: 3:39pm On Apr 14, 2019
Like calling mumu in Yoruba Raufu or Suberu, whereas, both are Yoruba names for people
Re: How Dundee United Became A Slang For Fools by allanphash7(m): 3:39pm On Apr 14, 2019
K
Re: How Dundee United Became A Slang For Fools by MrThisandthat(m): 3:39pm On Apr 14, 2019
What of LIFELESS FC

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Re: How Dundee United Became A Slang For Fools by Westsida: 3:39pm On Apr 14, 2019
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Re: How Dundee United Became A Slang For Fools by permit(m): 3:39pm On Apr 14, 2019
Oya follow me call bubu Dundee grin grin

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