Referees learning English swear words

Updated: June 10, 2010, 4:22 PM ET
Associated Press

RUSTENBURG, South Africa -- Watch those mouths, boys. Same for fingers, elbows, fists and anything else that could be construed as, uh, universal gestures.

The Brazilian referee and his assistants for Saturday's England-United States game at the World Cup are brushing up on the lexicon of English-language obscenities.

The crash course in cursing is thanks in part to hot-tempered English star Wayne Rooney, who ran his potty mouth during a warm-up match this week.

But swearing ...

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