THE editors of the Oxford English Dictionary have agreed to include the word 'ronaldo' as a synonym for 'despicable', 'dishonest' and 'shitbag'.
As the Manchester United winger lashed out at another opponent and was booked for diving, manager Sir Alex Ferguson admitted even he had started using the word as an insult.
He added: "I've had this builder in and he's taking ages and making a lot of mistakes and the other day, without even thinking, I called him a 'sneaky wee ronaldo'.
"I said to him, 'don't ronaldo to me you lazy fucking ronaldo, just get it done or you'll get my toe up your ronaldo-hole'."
Examples of the new usage include, 'James accidentally ronaldoed himself and then renaldoed about it' and 'James was worried about the weeping ronaldos near the base of his ronaldo'.
OED researcher Nathan Muir said: "The dictionary can accept neologisms if there are frequent enough references to its definition in common culture.
"Following a thorough appraisal we are now satisfied that 'ronaldo' has become sufficiently analogous with a lying, pig-eyed sack of donkey turds."
Other new definitions in the next edition include:
- Clarkson: (adj) Where the truth of an opinion is inversely proportional to its popularity amongst the mentally ill. The assertion that cyclists are worse than Hitler is profoundly clarkson.
- Bale: (n) A tantrum completely out of proportion to the perceived slight. On hearing the cafe had run out of cinnamon, Nikki threw a bale until someone smacked her with a teapot.