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Student Fails To Get ‘SHITFACED’ On Countdown

by | 5th, November 2010

THE Countdown word of the day is “SHITFACE”. Rachel Riley, the TV show’s hostess with the least-est, reveals the letters: DTCEIASHF.

Jack Hurst, a Cambridge University maths student, sees the letters and misses the goal. What a WALLY. The word is SHITFACED – uses the ‘D’ and get a score bonus.

(Hurst is the show’s highest ever points scorer, winning 8 shows on the trot and being forced to retire undefeated.)

Susie Dent, of Dictionary Corner, tells presenter Jeff Stelling that shitface is a word used to disrobe a “rude or obnoxious person“. It is acceptable.

But it’s not acceptable at teatime and the show re-runs the segment.

Look out for Countdown Afterdark, where anything goes, and Rachel Riley does things with numbers to make the mind whirl…

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