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Old 2014-07-02, 21:41   #34
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Everywhere else in the world (except Canada, South Africa, and half of Australia), soccer is called football....

fixed it for you. :)

of course everywhere else in the world they call Greek salad a Greek salad, in Greece they just call it a salad.
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Old 2014-07-02, 23:07   #35
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Everywhere else in the world, soccer is called football....
Someone is too lazy to read the thread before posting. It was already discussed:
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An every-4-years reminder:

"Why Americans Call Soccer 'Soccer'"
"The British started it."

Cf: Wiki.

It is one of those “Americanisms” that aren’t “Americanisms” at all.
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Old 2014-07-03, 02:40   #36
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of course everywhere else in the world they call Greek salad a Greek salad, in Greece they just call it a salad.
A better example would be the one with Brazilian nuts. They are called so, everywhere in the world except in Brazil, where they are just called "nuts" (how the hack is that film called? The one with "the Rock" in leading role, he going to Brazil to bring back some son of a mafia head, the same one which says on the cover that Schwarzenegger plays, but he only appears for about 2 seconds in the beginning of the movie?)
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Old 2014-07-03, 04:02   #37
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I believe the movie you are looking for is The Rundown.

which, while bad, is more enjoyable than many of this type of movie.

In any case the point is the rest of the world calls no distinction between Association Football and American Football (or Rugby football, or Aussie rules) because there is no equivalent competing sport. Not because Football is more correct.

The hand-egg joke was funny when I heard it 20 years ago...now it just seems sad.

Though I do appreciate the Rupert Giles line: I just think it's rather odd that a nation that prides itself on its virility should feel compelled to strap on forty pounds of protective gear just in order to play rugby.
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Old 2014-07-03, 05:10   #38
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I believe the movie you are looking for is The Rundown.
Indeed. Thanks. The "brazil nuts" part is here: (no, I didn't talk about football, sorry ) (and let's see if this embedded player is able to keep the timeline, if I can cheat it with the chopped link; if not, then watch at minute ~21:45)

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Old 2014-07-06, 19:03   #39
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What did people think to the keeper sub just before penalties last night?
Seemed strange in many ways but maybe a fresh keeper against tired players is a good idea.
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Old 2014-07-06, 20:15   #40
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What did people think to the keeper sub just before penalties last night?
Seemed strange in many ways but maybe a fresh keeper against tired players is a good idea.
It was a great sub by Louis van Gaal that resulted perfectly. He is a great Dutch football manager.
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