Capello Index makes it into the dictionary

Posted by - October 28, 2010 - England, International, World Cup

Fab new word

At least one aspect of England’s 2010 World Cup humiliation will not be forgotten over time. The Capello Index has been included in the latest edition of the Collins English Dictionary.

For future generations of schoolchildren, idly flicking through the pages looking for rude words, the Capello Index will be:

n trademark a statistical system that rates football players by analysing their actions in a game and accordingly giving each a score out of 100
• etymology co-created by Fabio Capello (born 1946), Italian footballer and manager of England since 2008

Collins use a system that monitors sources such as websites and newspapers to gauge the increased popularity of new words or phrases.

Soccer City, the stadium in Johannesburg, has also entered the dictionary for the first time.

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