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Old 06-23-2010, 04:32 PM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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lolol,they came about the same time,late XIX century,my bad

but dude,seriosly,we don't care you say soccer among yourselfs,but when talking to someone non american that's just not acceptable,and worst it's wrong,that's what pisses everybody in the whole world,you americans can't do whatever the **** you want,just can't
Do you switch to saying "soccer" when speaking to Americans? In my experience, most non-Americans don't.
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Old 06-23-2010, 05:26 PM
 
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yes,everybody does,because americans think we're talking american football,wich is what they know...

even beckam a few years ago he stumble many times in interviews because he said football in stead of soccer,but that's he's choice,he moved there
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Old 06-23-2010, 06:39 PM
 
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what about the Irish - can they only say soccer when talking amongst themselves?
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Old 06-23-2010, 06:54 PM
 
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they can do what ever they like in they're country,same for america,it's a free country,lol
i don't know if they call it soccer though,but got to say that i never seen an irish say "we like soccer" or "we did a good soccer match",never
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Old 06-23-2010, 07:07 PM
 
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the irish use the word soccer, partly to distinguish from gaelic football

soccer isn't just a US term, many parts of the world use the word soccer.
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Old 06-23-2010, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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Soccer is actually a word the British invented and used for about 100 years. It was only after the Americans started really using it in the 70s (with the rise and fall of the NASL) that the Brits suddenly decided that soccer wasn't good enough for them anymore.

kobe, the term soccer originated from an abbreviation of "association football," used to differentiate that game from other forms of football, mainly the two kinds of rugby football being played in England at the time.
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Old 06-23-2010, 07:48 PM
 
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i knew that,but have you ever heard a englishman call it soccer??????that aswer is no
and ok,so 3 countrys call it soccer,australia,USA and ireland,how many countrys has planet earth?lol
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Old 06-23-2010, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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and ok,so 3 countrys call it soccer,australia,USA and ireland,how many countrys has planet earth?lol
I think that's the point of the OP -- go bother the Aussies and Irish for awhile and leave us alone for once.
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Old 06-23-2010, 08:25 PM
 
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Soccer is actually a word the British invented and used for about 100 years. It was only after the Americans started really using it in the 70s (with the rise and fall of the NASL) that the Brits suddenly decided that soccer wasn't good enough for them anymore.

kobe, the term soccer originated from an abbreviation of "association football," used to differentiate that game from other forms of football, mainly the two kinds of rugby football being played in England at the time.
Growing up in Scotland we only ever called it "football" ... or rather "fitba".
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Old 06-23-2010, 08:30 PM
 
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yeah ok,but point 2,not everybody in ireland and australia calls it soccer
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