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Old 07-10-2014, 03:34 AM   #31
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Germans taking the US to the moon.
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Old 07-10-2014, 04:56 AM   #32
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it's hard to care too much either way, but i do think
the world owned "futbol" before the americans owned the word "football."

maybe i'm wrong... does anybody know for sure?

the world owned a lot of things before americans showed up. now americans own a lot of things.
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Old 07-10-2014, 05:49 AM   #33
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Old 07-10-2014, 06:30 AM   #34
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They should just call it American rugby.

It's similar to rugby anyway.
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Old 07-10-2014, 06:37 AM   #35
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Yeap American Rugby sounds nice.

But whatever, not important at all.
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Old 07-10-2014, 08:05 AM   #36
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Germans taking the US to the moon.
OT

Americans love to brag about how they had so many accomplishments in science like sending a man to the moon, blah blah...

But they don't realize that immigrants from Europe such as Tesla and Einstein were responsible for these breakthroughs.

Heck they even grabbed German Nazi scientists after WWII so they can work on their space program. So the Americans (Russians as well) have to thank the Germans for that.
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Old 07-10-2014, 09:31 AM   #37
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Why isn't tennis called tennisball or volleyball or racquetball?

From the French "tenez!" meaning "take it!", which was the warning that the serving player was about to serve.

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Why isn't golf called golfball or clubball or holeball or cupball or teeball?

From the Old Dutch "Kolf" meaning "club".

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Why isn't bowling called bowlingball or laneball or pinball or rollball?

Well the verb is to bowl, so it's bowling

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It's about hitting balls and reaching bases.

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You only can play the ball while airborne.



Funnily enough, American football is so named because it actually was a variant of (association) football, which then evolved to something very distant from it and closer to rugby.
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Old 07-10-2014, 10:56 AM   #38
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oh shit


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Old 07-10-2014, 11:01 AM   #39
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Real talk, USA does what it wants. We call it football cause we don't give a fck. Anyway, after the World Cup, it's gonna be boring. Can't wait for football season.
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Old 07-10-2014, 11:03 AM   #40
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Real talk, USA does what it wants. We call it football cause we don't give a fck. Anyway, after the World Cup, it's gonna be boring. Can't wait for football season.


America so fukcing alpha
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Old 07-10-2014, 08:08 PM   #41
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only betas(eurofags) stress over shit like this
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Old 07-10-2014, 08:29 PM   #42
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only betas(eurofags) stress over shit like this
who's stressing?

besides, what if it's, like... some english-speakers wondering how an english term came to mean something so different than what it describes? you know... the same way we wonder about lots of other funny little things in life.


are you guys saying that mighty american football is too sacred for the same treatment? sounds a bit... uptight to me.
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Old 07-10-2014, 08:36 PM   #43
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Hipster USA at it again
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Old 07-10-2014, 11:33 PM   #44
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f*ck the metric system too
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Old 07-11-2014, 01:20 AM   #45
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From the pictures it looks to me that it's called football because it's long like a foot, and not round like a ball.
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