Word Up is one of the opening rounds in Never Mind the Buzzcocks.

Each team is given an odd word taken from a song, like "Bismillah" from Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen or "Beltane" from Ride a White Swan by T-Rex. They are then asked what the word means. Two points are awarded if they know what the word means. Otherwise, for one point, they are given three choices of plausible explanations and must guess which of those is the answer.

Origin of the Round NameEdit

The name of the round is taken from the Cameo song of the same name, "Word Up!"

Rounds in Never Mind the Buzzcocks
Do You Know Who I Am? · Do You Really Want To Hurt Me? · Mama Said Knock You Out · Sorry No Refunds · What Have We Pixellated? · Freeze Frame · Band Names · Word Up · Woop Woop! That's the Sound of da Police!

Intros Round · Identity Parade · Biggie to Smalls · Which Celebrity Goes With Which Thing? · Hello, Is It Me You're Looking For? · Next Lines

List of Rounds · List of One-off Rounds

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