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Old 05-02-2019, 12:45   #46
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Re: Sports you watch?

Soccer. Football for heavens sake.

Do you substitute the archery with Darts then.
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Etymologically I believe we used the term soccer until the US started then we switched to Football.

Darts is dull (to me) so no I wouldn't substitute it. You can have archery darts, even have dart player vs archer. There are some rules to make things equitable.
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Old 06-02-2019, 14:02   #48
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Not strictly true, whilst Rugger was a shortened name for rugby football and soccer was a shortened version of aSSOCiation football and was first used in the 1880's mainly by UK college types who like to stick an ER on the end of anything, hence Johnners, Aggers, Blowers etc.

We generally always used the term football well before the USA started to shorten gridiron football to simply football.

So whilst the term did originate in the UK is was only ever really a nickname, we didn't switch to football because of the American usage of the word soccer.
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Thanks for the detail.

Still seems to make some sense to use Soccer as an unambiguous term for association football and let the colonies use Football for their games. Even though there is more "foot" in soccer than the others.

Why is it a touch down in gridiron when they rarely touch the ball down. Probably history - I'll have to look it up.
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Pro wrestling - still a competitive sport but likely not in the way most people would define it.
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Old 07-02-2019, 16:57   #51
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Thanks for the detail.

Still seems to make some sense to use Soccer as an unambiguous term for association football and let the colonies use Football for their games. Even though there is more "foot" in soccer than the others.

Why is it a touch down in gridiron when they rarely touch the ball down. Probably history - I'll have to look it up.
Would have to disagree with you - American Football (hand-egg, really) is played professionally in the USA, Mexico, and Canada, whilst football is played professionally in most countries in the world - I think we have dibs on the word...
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Volleyball and football...
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Would have to disagree with you - American Football (hand-egg, really) is played professionally in the USA, Mexico, and Canada, whilst football is played professionally in most countries in the world - I think we have dibs on the word...
Don't forget Gaelic, Australian rules, 2 forms of Rugby and likely a whole host of other games using the the term "football".
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Don't forget Gaelic, Australian rules, 2 forms of Rugby and likely a whole host of other games using the the term "football".
Here's a few more forms of football that are played around the world tweetiepooh.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_types_of_football

https://www.goalprofits.com/differen...s-of-football/
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