File this under puerile things to snigger at: A recent Countdown contestant came up with the word “minges” during the afternoon show.
Elli Hanmer submitted her six letter word – which is in the dictionary – but was blown out of the water by her fellow contestant’s eight-letter offering.
Viewer Doug Medford, 53, of Cardiff told The Mirror: “I couldn’t believe my ears when the contestant came out with ‘minges’.
“It’s not a word you often hear on TV – especially at three in the afternoon.”
(By the way, the New Oxford Dictionary of English defines the word "minge" as: "A woman's pubic hair or genitals.")
It’s not the first time an errant ‘minge’ has turned up on the Channel 4 show.
Countdown at 2:40. #minges— elli hanmer (@elli_phant) February 24, 2014
Back in April 2007 a contestant also produced “minges.”
Other glorious Countdown bloopers throughout the years include “arse”, “poo” and “fart”.