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News: New word in Oxford dictionary

1 April 2014

Corrgasm, first started by Southend United fans, has been added to the Oxford dictionary

After coming to fruition during Southend United’s game against Portsmouth back in November at Fratton Park, the word Corrgasm has now entered the Oxford dictionary.

After months of appealing to Oxford University Press to look into the word, it was today ahead to the dictionary.

Fans of the club quickly began using the word following Barry Corr’s goal against Pompey to help the club to a 2-1 win.

Since then, it has been regularly used on social media site Twitter whenever the striker has found the back of the net.

An Oxford University Press representative said: “Corrgasm is a very popular word among Southend United supporters and of course, we felt it was a saying worthy of being printed in the next edition, out in July 2014.”
In the dictionary, Corrgasm is: “A word used by supporters when footballer Barry Corr scores a goal for his team.”

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