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Why do Brits get so mad at Americans for calling the sport "Soccer"

 
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Why do Brits get so mad at Americans for calling the sport "Soccer"
When they are the ones who coined the name?

Why do these so called "passionate" fans of the sport no precious little about its history? If they understood their history, they would understand why Americans (and other nations like Japan, South Korea, New Zealand etc) call it soccer.

Is it just another chance for Brits to take the mickey, as you might say, out on Americans?
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08/15/2012 07:14 AM
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Re: Why do Brits get so mad at Americans for calling the sport "Soccer"
Soccer is an abbreviation for Association Football. Every kind of football has an abbreviation or nickname. Calling them all just "football" is MADNESS!!! IT'S CALLED SOCCER!!!!
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08/15/2012 07:21 AM
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Re: Why do Brits get so mad at Americans for calling the sport "Soccer"
Mention the 'S' word one more time and i'll cut your toes off one by one!

on a sidenote: football / soccer is shit, along with all sports. call it what ye will, i really couldn't give a fuck.
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08/15/2012 07:33 AM
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Re: Why do Brits get so mad at Americans for calling the sport "Soccer"
You kick a ball with your foot, thus it is called foot-ball, it's quite simple really.
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Re: Why do Brits get so mad at Americans for calling the sport "Soccer"
You kick a ball with your foot, thus it is called foot-ball, it's quite simple really.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 22002088

just like all the other codes of football where you kick a ball with your foot!

soccer should be called "mostly-no-hands-ball" if you REALLY want to be accurate
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Re: Why do Brits get so mad at Americans for calling the sport "Soccer"
You kick a ball with your foot, thus it is called foot-ball, it's quite simple really.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 22002088

just like all the other codes of football where you kick a ball with your foot!

soccer should be called "mostly-no-hands-ball" if you REALLY want to be accurate
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No, that would be paraball.
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Re: Why do Brits get so mad at Americans for calling the sport "Soccer"
You kick a ball with your foot, thus it is called foot-ball, it's quite simple really.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 22002088


lmao yep
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Re: Why do Brits get so mad at Americans for calling the sport "Soccer"
You kick a ball with your foot, thus it is called foot-ball, it's quite simple really.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 22002088

just like all the other codes of football where you kick a ball with your foot!

soccer should be called "mostly-no-hands-ball" if you REALLY want to be accurate
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lol

So,Aussie rules now becomes ????????
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Re: Why do Brits get so mad at Americans for calling the sport "Soccer"
You kick a ball with your foot, thus it is called foot-ball, it's quite simple really.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 22002088

just like all the other codes of football where you kick a ball with your foot!

soccer should be called "mostly-no-hands-ball" if you REALLY want to be accurate
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 21936353


lol

So,Aussie rules now becomes ????????
 Quoting: PedroDeSapper


it could be called... Aussie Rules Football.

SEE? EASY!!!
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08/15/2012 07:42 AM
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Re: Why do Brits get so mad at Americans for calling the sport "Soccer"
well perhaps we should call baseball, stickball.
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Re: Why do Brits get so mad at Americans for calling the sport "Soccer"
So,Aussie rules now becomes ????????
 Quoting: PedroDeSapper


Ozzieball
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Re: Why do Brits get so mad at Americans for calling the sport "Soccer"
So,Aussie rules now becomes ????????
 Quoting: PedroDeSapper


Ozzieball
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FOOTY

5a
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Re: Why do Brits get so mad at Americans for calling the sport "Soccer"
You kick a ball with your foot, thus it is called foot-ball, it's quite simple really.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 22002088

just like all the other codes of football where you kick a ball with your foot!

soccer should be called "mostly-no-hands-ball" if you REALLY want to be accurate
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 21936353


lol

So,Aussie rules now becomes ????????
 Quoting: PedroDeSapper


it could be called... Aussie Rules Football.

SEE? EASY!!!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 21936353


rofl

I'm liking your style cobber.

lollollol
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Re: Why do Brits get so mad at Americans for calling the sport "Soccer"
I don't get it either. I don't also get why Americans don't like their 'football' called handegg. To us, football is football and handegg is handegg.
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Re: Why do Brits get so mad at Americans for calling the sport "Soccer"
well perhaps we should call baseball, stickball.
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Having watched the colonials play that game, maybe.

'you couldn't even hit it with a fucking stick......ball'

would be more appropriate?

lol
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Re: Why do Brits get so mad at Americans for calling the sport "Soccer"
I don't get it either. I don't also get why Americans don't like their 'football' called handegg. To us, football is football and handegg is handegg.
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lmao
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Re: Why do Brits get so mad at Americans for calling the sport "Soccer"
the argument that Soccer should only be called football fails because:

* there are many sports called football, how do people know which one you mean?

* in a typical game of soccer, the ball is regularly touched by many things that aren't feet, such as heads for example, and yes EVEN HANDS!!!! Think about the goalie and the throw-ins!!
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Re: Why do Brits get so mad at Americans for calling the sport "Soccer"
well perhaps we should call baseball, stickball.
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I think we call it rounders and is mostly played by pre-teen girls.
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08/15/2012 07:51 AM
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Re: Why do Brits get so mad at Americans for calling the sport "Soccer"
We have our own game of football which is much more entertaining that 'soccer'.

Who gives a shit. This is America, we have a history of being rebels. Fuck 'soccer'.

lol.
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Re: Why do Brits get so mad at Americans for calling the sport "Soccer"
the argument that Soccer should only be called football fails because:

* there are many sports called football, how do people know which one you mean?

* in a typical game of soccer, the ball is regularly touched by many things that aren't feet, such as heads for example, and yes EVEN HANDS!!!! Think about the goalie and the throw-ins!!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 21936353


If football was named like American "football", it would have to be named handball or headball. In what universe does that make sense?
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Re: Why do Brits get so mad at Americans for calling the sport "Soccer"
We have our own game of football which is much more entertaining that 'soccer'.

Who gives a shit. This is America, we have a history of being rebels. Fuck 'soccer'.

lol.
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Of course you are rebels, that is why you recite the national anthem in schools and say yes sir/no sir.
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Re: Why do Brits get so mad at Americans for calling the sport "Soccer"
the argument that Soccer should only be called football fails because:

* there are many sports called football, how do people know which one you mean?

* in a typical game of soccer, the ball is regularly touched by many things that aren't feet, such as heads for example, and yes EVEN HANDS!!!! Think about the goalie and the throw-ins!!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 21936353


If football was named like American "football", it would have to be named handball or headball. In what universe does that make sense?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 4443279


which kind of football are you talking about/??? SEE? IT DOESN'T WORK! IF YOU MEAN SOCCER, SAY SOCCER!!!

If people say "oh people should only call soccer football because they only kick the ball with their feet", THAT IS BS!! They hit it with their heads, they hit it with their guts, they hit it with their knees, they pick it up with their hands and throw it in, the goalies use their hands every chance they get!!! Why should soccer only be called 'football'??? BS!!! You will NEVER see a game of soccer where they only use their feet!!!
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Re: Why do Brits get so mad at Americans for calling the sport "Soccer"
In europe we call "soccer" footboll.
The american way of playing is called
American footboll and
the australian way is called
australian footboll.
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08/15/2012 08:03 AM
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Re: Why do Brits get so mad at Americans for calling the sport "Soccer"
I don't get it either. I don't also get why Americans don't like their 'football' called handegg. To us, football is football and handegg is handegg.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 4443279


You can call it handegg for all I care, lol.

Do Brits use the term "handegg" often or are you poking fun ;)
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Re: Why do Brits get so mad at Americans for calling the sport "Soccer"
Soccer should be called "Grab-your-teammates'-nuts-balls" since that is the one thing they do that you don't see in other games!!!

"OOH FREE KICK!! LET'S ALL STAND CLOSE TOGETHER AND GRAB EACH OTHER'S NUTS!!!!"

soccer!!!!
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Re: Why do Brits get so mad at Americans for calling the sport "Soccer"
the argument that Soccer should only be called football fails because:

* there are many sports called football, how do people know which one you mean?

* in a typical game of soccer, the ball is regularly touched by many things that aren't feet, such as heads for example, and yes EVEN HANDS!!!! Think about the goalie and the throw-ins!!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 21936353


If football was named like American "football", it would have to be named handball or headball. In what universe does that make sense?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 4443279


which kind of football are you talking about/??? SEE? IT DOESN'T WORK! IF YOU MEAN SOCCER, SAY SOCCER!!!

If people say "oh people should only call soccer football because they only kick the ball with their feet", THAT IS BS!! They hit it with their heads, they hit it with their guts, they hit it with their knees, they pick it up with their hands and throw it in, the goalies use their hands every chance they get!!! Why should soccer only be called 'football'??? BS!!! You will NEVER see a game of soccer where they only use their feet!!!
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Pedantic much.
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Re: Why do Brits get so mad at Americans for calling the sport "Soccer"
mostly run with the ball in your hands with full protection even a fucking helmet ball

"American football" is nothing but a slight twist on rugby but with pussy protection you whimps

as already pointed out baseball is nothing but rounders which we leave to pre teen girls .

also while we are there basketball we also leave to the preteen girls and call it netball.
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Re: Why do Brits get so mad at Americans for calling the sport "Soccer"
Soccer should be called "Grab-your-teammates'-nuts-balls" since that is the one thing they do that you don't see in other games!!!

"OOH FREE KICK!! LET'S ALL STAND CLOSE TOGETHER AND GRAB EACH OTHER'S NUTS!!!!"

soccer!!!!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 21936353


true.
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Re: Why do Brits get so mad at Americans for calling the sport "Soccer"
the argument that Soccer should only be called football fails because:

* there are many sports called football, how do people know which one you mean?

* in a typical game of soccer, the ball is regularly touched by many things that aren't feet, such as heads for example, and yes EVEN HANDS!!!! Think about the goalie and the throw-ins!!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 21936353


If football was named like American "football", it would have to be named handball or headball. In what universe does that make sense?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 4443279


which kind of football are you talking about/??? SEE? IT DOESN'T WORK! IF YOU MEAN SOCCER, SAY SOCCER!!!

If people say "oh people should only call soccer football because they only kick the ball with their feet", THAT IS BS!! They hit it with their heads, they hit it with their guts, they hit it with their knees, they pick it up with their hands and throw it in, the goalies use their hands every chance they get!!! Why should soccer only be called 'football'??? BS!!! You will NEVER see a game of soccer where they only use their feet!!!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 21936353


Pedantic much.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 22002088


true , but it is poss to watch a game of "American football" where neither team ever uses there feet or at most a couple of times in the game . run pansy run ball make much more sence.

maybe "soccer" should become "worldwide football" and "American football should be renamed rugby and you have your padding and special helmuts taken away
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Re: Why do Brits get so mad at Americans for calling the sport "Soccer"
that sucks
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Re: Why do Brits get so mad at Americans for calling the sport "Soccer"
mostly run with the ball in your hands with full protection even a fucking helmet ball

"American football" is nothing but a slight twist on rugby but with pussy protection you whimps

as already pointed out baseball is nothing but rounders which we leave to pre teen girls .

also while we are there basketball we also leave to the preteen girls and call it netball.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 21661136


As a girl who has played rugby, soccer, and american football, I can tell you the need for pads is not because we are wimps but because of the nature of the game. I have sustained 10 times the injuries in football than any of the other two sports.

The game couldn't be played properly without the protective gear, no team would make it through a season, lol.

But, rugby is the most fun to participate in for sure!

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