And now for something a little more silly…

Yesterday viewers of long running Channel 4 show Countdown were surprised to see the word “minge” pop up when letters were pulled up randomly for the board. For those who haven’t seen it, Countdown is a number and word puzzle game show, and is great as you play along and test your English vocabulary! In this particular round, contestants attempt to make the longest word out of randomly chosen vowels and consonants, which are selected by one of the contestants.

The winner of this round made the slang word “mingers,” if you’re interested!

This isn’t the first time questionable words have featured on Countdown. If you have time this Bank Holiday weekend, you can view some clips on YouTube, and read more here!

Photo credit: © Channel 4