Monday, November 26, 2012

"Soccer" isn't an American term.

It's a British term. No, really. Check it out. I actually knew that already since I spend a fair bit of time looking at random things in the OED, but I expect it comes as a surprise to a fair number of folks. The best part of the article though is the soccer snobs in the comments who come out to whine (as soccer players and enthusiasts spend much time doing) about how it must be wrong because those benighted Americans couldn't possibly be right about their precious game.

Next thing you know they'll be pretending that the game isn't played by skinny whiners who can't manage to demonstrate enough skill to play a real sport.