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08 Aug 2018 09:36:30
Dear Ed02,

The language we speak in England, is rich and varied with an eclectic mix of accents and tones which are steeped in history and tradition. We have a knack of coining phrases which aptly and deftly describe in great detail, complexity and dexterity, exactly what we are aspiring to achieve with the fluent music of language. Our great nation has exposed to the English-speaking world such marvelous manipulators of the spoken and written word. I propose to you: Shakespeare, William Blake, John Milton, Jonathan Swift, Charles Dickens, Rudyard Kipling, Oscar Wilde, C. S. Lewis, George Orwell, H. G. Wells, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, J. R. R. Tolkien - and the list could go on and on. Men who were masters of their own craft, and on whose genius did we inherit in the ways of the spoken word and form our dialect for it to evolve into an immense, all encompassing language of divine measure that today is simply and humbly known as 'The English Language'.

And so, for the last time, it's not fecking soccer, it's football.

😀 I'm adding this smile emoji in the hopes that you'll take this in the spirit in which it was intended.

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08 Aug 2018 10:46:19
You what?
That's all French to me mate :-)

08 Aug 2018 12:46:46
😂😂😂 your humour is not grasped by everyone Sharpie but it’s right up my street. 🤪.

{Ed001's Note - there is just one problem. Soccer is an English word dating back to the days when there was confusion over which code was being referred to when the word 'football' was used. Hence the origins of 'rugger' to refer to rugby football and 'soccer' to refer to association football. It was soccer to the English long before football came to refer purely to association football.....}

08 Aug 2018 15:35:24
It’s a weird one that ed because I never use the word soccer, it’s always play footie or watch the footie.

I don’t really know anyone that refers to football as soccer, Americans aside.

I should add I have no problem with Americans or their use of the word soccer and love listening to the commentary on MLS games. I’d really like to go to a game when I’m over there next.

{Ed001's Note - Europeans always use the word soccer. It went out of use in England in the 60s I believe but it is an English word. For me it is footie as well.}

08 Aug 2018 16:00:03
I never knew the Europeans used the word soccer as well, I have always understood the need for Americans to disnigish between American football and the real thing though :-)
It's football! Always should have been football too, if rugby is such a problem simply ban rugby completely and re-educate those who feel the need to pick the ball up with thier hands and run with it, I'm sure they've all mastered the use of knives and forks so I'm sure they could master real proper FOOTBALL too, if not there is always basketball or netball they could play.

{Ed0333's Note - I must admit mate I have to call it soccer as I live in the states and it’s the only way to distinguish it from American football over here.

08 Aug 2018 18:01:28
To be fair it needs to be changed to American rugbyball.

08 Aug 2018 21:00:37
Didn't know that either Ed01. Googled it too because I thought you were fibbing.

First time I ever heard the word soccer was when it was uttered by this extremely nice American woman I worked with. I must have been 16-17.

I was taking to her and she, out of nowhere, says, "Oh you mean soccer! "

I mean WHAT now? I Altavista'd that word back then.

08 Aug 2018 17:17:50
Yes Ed0333 mate, it does make sense in the states to call it soccer, I don't suppose it really mate really matters what we call it because the football world cup isn't called the greatest show on earth for no reason.
The Olympics is no where near it, every country that holds the Olympics loses money while the world cup hosts always make a good profit from holding it.
Football soccer call it what you want it's simply the best sport in the world.

{Ed0333's Note - I honestly think ice hockey, snooker, tennis and cricket are up there also mate. But hey that’s just my humble opinion.

09 Aug 2018 05:13:13
Ice hockeys awesome! got to love a good high speed smash in to the wall and a wobbly punch up on ice! 😂 Mighty ducks was my favourite film growing up must of watched it daily! Parents took me to watch two of the Great hockey teams play: Slough vs Hull! 😂 They had really low walls! Nearly got hit in the face with the Puck! but got to keep it, well good day!



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