Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Why it's called "soccer"

I've explained this before - it's the fault of the English. What's funny is that many from England are the ones who get bent out of shape the most when Americans use the word the English invented for the game. Anyway, I like this good-natured look at the situation, complete with specific historical dates.


Joseph D'Hippolito said...

Or if you're a Galaxy fan, it's called "suck-hah." Just look at the prices for stuff at HDC...

papa bear said...

yeah she's hot and all that, but she actually does know her stuff. I subscribe to her channel.

They do call soccer 'soccer' in England but they normally only use it for kid's leagues and when referring to hooligans.

The kiddie connotation is part of what ruffles the feathers so much.