i have a question: why in the united states they call football a sport that is mostly played with the hands, and instead of calling football a sport which is played with the feet they rather create a new term for it and call it soccer?
lol i seriously dont know. I am from the US and the only thing that makes sence to me for calling it "football" would be u kick the ball off on the kick off, u kick the ball for field goals, and u kick the ball to punt other than that i have no clue... I wonder also why they called it football and changed european football to soccer....
and what about fussbal ?? isnt that just tablesoccer or 'tablefootball' (translated from dutch to english=> tafelvoetbal)
It's the same with hockey btw... hockey in the USA is the NHL right ?
hockey in Europe is field hockey
in england we do have ice hockey and normal hockey played on artificial ground but we also have field hockey on a natural pitch
Actually, the term was coined by Oxford students in the 1880s.
They had a habit of adding "er" after every word and football was legally called "ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL".
Now, they noticed this:
They added an "er" to SOC making is SOCER.
Thus, the term SOCCER was coined...
Rugby coaches both in Rugby League and Rugby Union also use the phrase "He's a good footballer" or "They're using the football well". Never makes sense to me.