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Slagathor

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Jul 25, 2001
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#2
I believe it comes out of an American feeling of superiority towards the Europeans.

Shortly after the second worldwar, the Americans came in touch with European football. As they didn't see the beauty of the game and they felt sorry for us, they called the game "sucker" which later turned into "soccer".

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Sorry :D
 

KB824

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Sep 16, 2003
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#3
Or maybe, when we Americans came over after the 2nd world war, we thought that it was a bunch of ugly women playing it, and one of the GI's said, "Hey private, go over there and 'Sock Her' one, will you.

Hence, "Sock Her", became Soccer.



My Bad.:D
 

KB824

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Sep 16, 2003
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#6
That's a great way of boosting your post count, Rover, by over-stating the obvious.


Are you sure you're glad to see me back??:D
 

KB824

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Sep 16, 2003
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#7
Actually "Soccer" is latin for: "WTF do you mean I can't use my hands, that's bullshit!!!"








OK, Maybe it isn't, but here's the REAL meaning behind the word.




Everyone thinks that the real name of football is just that, football.


Well, it isn't. The Official name of the sport is "association football", and soccer is a slang corruption for "assoc".
 
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Roverbhoy

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Jul 31, 2002
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#11
++ [ originally posted by USA Juventini ] ++
Actually "Soccer" is latin for: "WTF do you mean I can't use my hands, that's bullshit!!!"








OK, Maybe it isn't, but here's the REAL meaning behind the word.




Everyone thinks that the real name of football is just that, football.


Well, it isn't. The Official name of the sport is "association football", and soccer is a slang corruption for "assoc".

So...it's 'as SOC[] (cer) football' then...can I quote you on this as being the definitive answer?
 

KB824

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Sep 16, 2003
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#14
You can.




I looked it up on Microsoft Encarta.

So its not like I had this sudden brainstorm after chugging down 7 "Code Red" Mountain Dew's.
 
Sep 28, 2002
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#17
++ [ originally posted by sallyinzaghi ] ++
i hate it when ppl use soccer, football seems to be such a better word.
yeah, soccer sucks, football kicks ass!

when i was in the usa i tried to persuade people to stop using soccer. with some of them i succeeded.
 

Slagathor

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Jul 25, 2001
22,708
#18
++ [ originally posted by -CSD- ] ++
if so, then the Dutch language must be from another universe or something.
I never said Dutch was normal.

Hell, anyone who claims that should be shot, hanged and shot again.
 

mikhail

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Jan 24, 2003
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++ [ originally posted by USA Juventini ] ++
Everyone thinks that the real name of football is just that, football.


Well, it isn't. The Official name of the sport is "association football", and soccer is a slang corruption for "assoc".
That's right. Its origins are in English public schools - it's the same sort of abbreviation that turned "Rugby football" into "Rugger", which you occasionally still hear.
 

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