Messi immortalised in Spanish language

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Messi immortalised in Spanish languageGet short URLLink copied to clipboardemail story to a friendprint versionPublished: 12 February, 2013, 14:06

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Lionel Messi (Reuters/Leo Sellen/Scanpix)He has certainly put his name in the history of football, now has made it into the Spanish language as well. The Barcelona star Lionel Mess
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The latest edition of the Santillana dictionary is boasting a new word ‘inmessionante’. It is an adjective which is defined as:1.) The perfect way to play football, an unlimited ability to self-improve.2.) Describes the best player of all time.The Argentinean is really quite inmessionante when it comes down to scoring goals and winning matches as he is a four times Ballon d’Or winner.However, Messi is not the first player to have his name immortalised in a language. His former Barcelona teammate Zlatan Ibrahimovic, now plying his trade at French PSG, was included in a Swedish dictionary last year as a new verb ‘zlatanera’ meaning ‘to dominate’.Elsewhere, the Russian international Kerzhakov has become something of a linguistic nightmare. His wastefulness at Euro 2012 resulted in the appearance of a brand-new English verb ‘to kerzhakov’ – which means to shoot off goal, when it’s physically impossible not to score.Image from www.101greatgoals.com

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