A centre court Wimbledon line judge has been forced to admit that, not only does he sometimes make mistakes, he also uses random phrases in place of the more traditional 'OUT' or 'FAULT' calls.
'I've been shouting 'PUNT' frequently for years, in memoriam of the formerly comedic partner of that chap off Mock the Week,' said Steve Cranley, line judge for the last four Wimbledon competitions, 'but I've also been known to yell popular phrases from the internet, including 'not my FAULT, monkey bastard hands', which explains the delay in hearing the fault call at times.'
'I did use 'all your base are belong to US' instead of 'OUT' once, but I really confused Rafael Nadal because I emphasised the wrong word and instead of hearing a nice loud 'US', all anyone heard was 'BELONG'. Oh how we laughed.'
[HMMM - THIS SEEMED LIKE A GOOD IDEA AT THE TIME]