Camp Nou [Cahm no], noun;
Clásico, el [el clah-see-co] , noun;
- the most important day of the culé calender (calendario de jornadas, Sp): When do we celebrate El Clásico this year, Papa?
Culé [cu-lay] –s, noun;
- an FC Barcelona supporter
- of or pertaining to cultured, intelligent thought: This novel made me think a lot; it’s very culé.
Evil Empire [EE-vuhl-em-pahy-er] noun,
- commonly albeit wrongly known as Real Madrid. Often abbreviated as EE.
Guardiola, Pep [Goo-wahr-DEE-oh-la-pep], noun;
- former captain of the Dream Team. Current coach of The Best Team in the World ™
- in him all culés trust.
- to defy all logic and reason by playing abnormal formations and/or players out of position.
- strokes of genius that would otherwise be insane if it were any other team. I was shocked when I saw the decision before realizing Pinto as referee was the perfect move.
Hectored [Hek-terr-d] verb;
- when one posts a long comment on one thread only for another post to come up, thereby making the comment useless (as most people will now go to the new post’s thread and not read the comment on the other thread).
- to disappear suddenly without a trace.
Former BFB blogger Hector who used to post long, insightful comments only for Kxevin or Isaiah to publish a random post, sometimes containing a single picture with no words.
Hector Pills [Hek-tor pils], noun;
- figurative pills taken to ignore the nonsense of transfer rumors. Usually taken during the summer and winter: We’re signing Ricky van Wolfswinkel for 20m + Thiago? Where are my Hector Pills…
Hleb [he-lebb] –ed, –ing, noun;
- a former player of Stuttgart, Arsenal, Barcelona, and Birmingham (loan). Currently on loan at Wolfsburg at time of writing.
- having no effective result; useless. Billy told his teacher he tried to do his homework, but with his Hlebbed brain, he was unable to complete it.
- football equivalent of being rickroll’d. I clicked on a BFB link only to find a picture telling me I had just been Hlebbed.
- for a move to slow or fail for no apparent reason: We tried to keep the attack going, but once the ball reached him, the move was Hlebbed.
Hlebruary [he-LEBB-roo-er-ee], noun;
- the worst time in the culé calendar year
- form and/or points nosedive like Di Maria in an opposition penalty box
Iniesta [Ee-NEE-es-ta], verb;
- to do something absolutely amazing and yet be unable to produce a final product. “Wow, that painting was awesome until he spilled paint all over it moments away from completion.”
- be ghostlike white.
Iniestazo [Ee-NEE-es-tah-so] , verb;
- to do something absolutely amazing in a final or desperate situation, dashing the opposition’s hopes and dreams with one kick. Usually at the dying stages of a match.
- to score a goal so mind-blowing it causes the regional and/or national birthrates to increase.
Merengue [Me-RENG-ge] –s, noun;
- a follower of Real Madrid
- lower in place or position; closer to the bottom
- of comparatively low grade; poor in quality: This Budweiser is really merengue.
- acting or performing in a way that is comparatively poor or mediocre.
- having or marked by a simple, unaffectedly direct style reflecting little or no formal training or technique: Your art is too, how do you say, merengue for this gallery.
Messi, Lionel [meh-SEE-lee-OH-nel], noun;
- an unstoppable force of nature that destroys defenses and renders tactics useless; a phenomenon. FCB Scout: The Messi is strong with this one.
- a superlative to replace all superlatives. “Wow, he just took that ball, dribbled past eight defenders, through-balled it to himself, beat the goal keeper, and bicycled it into the net. How Messi was that?”
- to be so utterly and completely dominate as to render those subjected to said domination and onlookers speechless. Oh look, it’s El Clasico — let the bi-annual Messi-ing begin.
Yaya [YaYa’]; -d verb
- To dominate completely and utterly; not allowing one to express skills in football by closely marking and tackling: Raul was Yaya’d during El Clásico and was unable to influence the game.
- To terrify with physical dominance.