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The 5 linguistic styles of exciting goal calls
"GOOOOOOOOOOOAL!" is but one possibility
 

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Watch the various goal calls in action:

Latin America:

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Continental Europe:

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Arika Okrent is editor-at-large at TheWeek.com and a frequent contributor to Mental Floss. She is the author of In the Land of Invented Languages, a history of the attempt to build a better language. She holds a doctorate in linguistics and a first-level certification in Klingon.

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