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2014-06-17 06:04:23 AM  
Sure, if you don't think you can mange using the real name for the sport.  And, likewise, we won't feel embarrassed about calling baseball, 'American Football', and basketball, slow lazy 'sports' where occasional stuff happens, but is punctuated by endless breaks where nothing happens.
 
2014-06-17 06:27:12 AM  
If you live in America, why are you talking to Eastern Europeans. You some kind of communist nazi?
 
2014-06-17 07:58:03 AM  
I don't feel bad about it.  We know those pansies have no idea what real football is.
 
2014-06-17 08:14:33 AM  

colinspooky: Sure, if you don't think you can mange using the real name for the sport.  And, likewise, we won't feel embarrassed about calling baseball, 'American Football', and basketball, slow lazy 'sports' where occasional stuff happens, but is punctuated by endless breaks where nothing happens.


So basically, what you are saying is that soccer/futbol is for people with attention deficit disorders?
 
2014-06-17 08:17:14 AM  
I kind of like to call football American Armored Wankball.  But soccer is soccer.  Sorry Old World....and Latin America.
 
2014-06-17 08:18:36 AM  

dittybopper: colinspooky: Sure, if you don't think you can mange using the real name for the sport.  And, likewise, we won't feel embarrassed about calling baseball, 'American Football', and basketball, slow lazy 'sports' where occasional stuff happens, but is punctuated by endless breaks where nothing happens.

So basically, what you are saying is that soccer/futbol is for people with attention deficit disorders?


John Oliver said it best, even if it was tongue-in-cheek.  In America soccer is what you pick your ten-year-old daughter up from.
 
2014-06-17 08:24:54 AM  

Chris Ween: I kind of like to call football American Armored Wankball.  But soccer is soccer.  Sorry Old World....and Latin America.


American Football= Grugby
 
2014-06-17 08:28:48 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: dittybopper: colinspooky: Sure, if you don't think you can mange using the real name for the sport.  And, likewise, we won't feel embarrassed about calling baseball, 'American Football', and basketball, slow lazy 'sports' where occasional stuff happens, but is punctuated by endless breaks where nothing happens.

So basically, what you are saying is that soccer/futbol is for people with attention deficit disorders?

John Oliver said it best, even if it was tongue-in-cheek.  In America soccer is what you pick your ten-year-old daughter up from.


Not even that.  I coach a boys minor little league baseball team.  We've got a girl on our team, and she's an excellent catcher and third basemen.
 
2014-06-17 08:32:24 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: dittybopper: colinspooky: Sure, if you don't think you can mange using the real name for the sport.  And, likewise, we won't feel embarrassed about calling baseball, 'American Football', and basketball, slow lazy 'sports' where occasional stuff happens, but is punctuated by endless breaks where nothing happens.

So basically, what you are saying is that soccer/futbol is for people with attention deficit disorders?

John Oliver said it best, even if it was tongue-in-cheek.  In America soccer is what you pick your ten-year-old daughter up from.


Hope Solo plays soccer. John Oliver got picked last for every pickup game ever.
 
2014-06-17 08:34:36 AM  
If you're in the U.S., why would you be embarrassed to use the proper name for it in the U.S.?
 
2014-06-17 08:41:18 AM  
I'm not... When I'm visiting friends and family in Ireland, I call it Football. When I'm here at home, I call it Soccer.

*shrug* ... but who really gives a shiat about this?
 
2014-06-17 08:42:49 AM  

colinspooky: Sure, if you don't think you can mange using the real name for the sport.  And, likewise, we won't feel embarrassed about calling baseball, 'American Football', and basketball, slow lazy 'sports' where occasional stuff happens, but is punctuated by endless breaks where nothing happens.


I guess I should be calling the subway the tube and an elevator a lift and a trunk a boot.

I'm such a stupid american speaking my own dialect.
 
2014-06-17 08:45:25 AM  
So from now on it's association football.
 
2014-06-17 08:46:53 AM  

dittybopper: colinspooky: Sure, if you don't think you can mange using the real name for the sport.  And, likewise, we won't feel embarrassed about calling baseball, 'American Football', and basketball, slow lazy 'sports' where occasional stuff happens, but is punctuated by endless breaks where nothing happens.

So basically, what you are saying is that soccer/futbol is for people with attention deficit disorders?


If so, what does that make ice hockey?
 
2014-06-17 08:49:30 AM  

pkellmey: If you're in the U.S., why would you be embarrassed to use the proper name for it in the U.S.?


First they make us call soccer futbol next thin you know we'll be filling our cars up with petrol and eating fish and chips!!!!
 
2014-06-17 08:52:05 AM  

Ray_Finkle: pkellmey: If you're in the U.S., why would you be embarrassed to use the proper name for it in the U.S.?

First they make us call soccer futbol next thin you know we'll be filling our cars up with petrol and eating fish and chips!!!!


Pringles can be good on a tuna fish sandwich.
 
2014-06-17 08:52:09 AM  

caira: dittybopper: colinspooky: Sure, if you don't think you can mange using the real name for the sport.  And, likewise, we won't feel embarrassed about calling baseball, 'American Football', and basketball, slow lazy 'sports' where occasional stuff happens, but is punctuated by endless breaks where nothing happens.

So basically, what you are saying is that soccer/futbol is for people with attention deficit disorders?

If so, what does that make ice hockey?


That gets a pass:  Maple syrup is full of sugar, and you've got to get that energy out *SOMEHOW*.
 
2014-06-17 08:52:57 AM  

pkellmey: Ray_Finkle: pkellmey: If you're in the U.S., why would you be embarrassed to use the proper name for it in the U.S.?

First they make us call soccer futbol next thin you know we'll be filling our cars up with petrol and eating fish and chips!!!!

Pringles can be good on a tuna fish sandwich.


I'd pringle her tuna.
 
2014-06-17 08:55:11 AM  

dittybopper: pkellmey: Ray_Finkle: pkellmey: If you're in the U.S., why would you be embarrassed to use the proper name for it in the U.S.?

First they make us call soccer futbol next thin you know we'll be filling our cars up with petrol and eating fish and chips!!!!

Pringles can be good on a tuna fish sandwich.

I'd pringle her tuna.


It's difficult to translate, but I think I know what you mean.
 
2014-06-17 08:56:46 AM  

dittybopper: caira: dittybopper: colinspooky: Sure, if you don't think you can mange using the real name for the sport.  And, likewise, we won't feel embarrassed about calling baseball, 'American Football', and basketball, slow lazy 'sports' where occasional stuff happens, but is punctuated by endless breaks where nothing happens.

So basically, what you are saying is that soccer/futbol is for people with attention deficit disorders?

If so, what does that make ice hockey?

That gets a pass:  Maple syrup is full of sugar, and you've got to get that energy out *SOMEHOW*.


Like golf,if your sport requires carrying a stick its not a real sport. Billiards? Cricket?
 
2014-06-17 09:00:02 AM  
I'm perfectly content with using futbol as the international compromise.
 
2014-06-17 09:05:59 AM  

Chris Ween: dittybopper: caira: dittybopper: colinspooky: Sure, if you don't think you can mange using the real name for the sport.  And, likewise, we won't feel embarrassed about calling baseball, 'American Football', and basketball, slow lazy 'sports' where occasional stuff happens, but is punctuated by endless breaks where nothing happens.

So basically, what you are saying is that soccer/futbol is for people with attention deficit disorders?

If so, what does that make ice hockey?

That gets a pass:  Maple syrup is full of sugar, and you've got to get that energy out *SOMEHOW*.

Like golf,if your sport requires carrying a stick its not a real sport. Billiards? Cricket?


See, I try not to be rude to players of sports that involve carrying sticks or bats.  Because if you gave a bunch of Australian rules footballers a blunt instrument each before they took the field, people would get murdered.
 
2014-06-17 09:09:02 AM  
And they should feel bad about saying bonnet instead of hood, boot instead of trunk, lorry instead of truck and gobsmacked instead of whatever the hell that means.  Also, cheeky is the world's most annoying word.  It's worse than those people that insist upon saying sammies instead of sandwiches and who frequently refer to said sammies as "yummers".
 
2014-06-17 09:09:12 AM  

colinspooky: Sure, if you don't think you can mange using the real name for the sport.  And, likewise, we won't feel embarrassed about calling baseball, 'American Football', and basketball, slow lazy 'sports' where occasional stuff happens, but is punctuated by endless breaks where nothing happens.


Don't kid yourself about soccer being nonstop action. There are numerous breaks in the action and/or chances for certain players to relax. Half of the dives are done just to give everyone a breather.
 
2014-06-17 09:09:51 AM  

dittybopper: TuteTibiImperes: dittybopper: colinspooky: Sure, if you don't think you can mange using the real name for the sport.  And, likewise, we won't feel embarrassed about calling baseball, 'American Football', and basketball, slow lazy 'sports' where occasional stuff happens, but is punctuated by endless breaks where nothing happens.

So basically, what you are saying is that soccer/futbol is for people with attention deficit disorders?

John Oliver said it best, even if it was tongue-in-cheek.  In America soccer is what you pick your ten-year-old daughter up from.

Not even that.  I coach a boys minor little league baseball team.  We've got a girl on our team, and she's an excellent catcher and third basemen.


I shall refrain from making the obvious joke
 
2014-06-17 09:10:05 AM  

Rapmaster2000: And they should feel bad about saying bonnet instead of hood, boot instead of trunk, lorry instead of truck and gobsmacked instead of whatever the hell that means.  Also, cheeky is the world's most annoying word.  It's worse than those people that insist upon saying sammies instead of sandwiches and who frequently refer to said sammies as "yummers".


The Aussies call sandwiches "sangers." Is that acceptable?
 
2014-06-17 09:10:38 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: dittybopper: colinspooky: Sure, if you don't think you can mange using the real name for the sport.  And, likewise, we won't feel embarrassed about calling baseball, 'American Football', and basketball, slow lazy 'sports' where occasional stuff happens, but is punctuated by endless breaks where nothing happens.

So basically, what you are saying is that soccer/futbol is for people with attention deficit disorders?

John Oliver said it best, even if it was tongue-in-cheek.  In America soccer is what you pick your ten-year-old daughter up from.


And that's the last time I gave a shiat about it.
 
2014-06-17 09:11:33 AM  

MugzyBrown: colinspooky: Sure, if you don't think you can mange using the real name for the sport.  And, likewise, we won't feel embarrassed about calling baseball, 'American Football', and basketball, slow lazy 'sports' where occasional stuff happens, but is punctuated by endless breaks where nothing happens.

I guess I should be calling the subway the tube and an elevator a lift and a trunk a boot.

I'm such a stupid american speaking my own dialect.


Don't forget to call a flashlight a torch and apartments flats.
 
2014-06-17 09:13:05 AM  
My Colombian father-in-law insists on calling it "futbol" and mocking Americans for calling it "soccer".  As if taking the English word "football" and saying it with a Spanish accent is somehow a sign of greater cognitive ability.
 
2014-06-17 09:14:15 AM  

colinspooky: slow lazy 'sports' where occasional stuff happens, but is punctuated by endless breaks where nothing happens.


But enough about soccer already.
 
2014-06-17 09:14:20 AM  

keylock71: I'm not... When I'm visiting friends and family in Ireland, I call it Football. When I'm here at home, I call it Soccer.

*shrug* ... but who really gives a shiat about this?


Soccer: Grass Hockey

Basketball: Tree Hockey

Ice Hockey: Hockey

Field Hockey: ?
 
2014-06-17 09:16:17 AM  
This might cause unimaginable butthurt through out universe, but, I've always known it as soccer and that's what I going to call it.  "Football" is the name of a completely different game, where I live.
 
2014-06-17 09:19:55 AM  

fatalvenom: keylock71: I'm not... When I'm visiting friends and family in Ireland, I call it Football. When I'm here at home, I call it Soccer.

*shrug* ... but who really gives a shiat about this?

Soccer: Grass Hockey

Basketball: Tree Hockey

Ice Hockey: Hockey

Field Hockey: ?


Field Hockey: ?: Butch Hockey
 
2014-06-17 09:20:00 AM  
Why is it so hard for people to accept that things can have different names in different places?

Carbonated soft drinks: When I am here I call it "soda" and when I am visiting family in upstate NY I call it "pop".  Dialects and vocabulary vary from place to place.  It's really not that hard.

Use the appropriate name for the thing in the appropriate place, and you will minimize confusion.  There is no point in ranting and raving, insisting that everyone else only use what you consider the one true name for a thing.  You only succeed in coming off like an asshole.
 
2014-06-17 09:22:41 AM  

fatalvenom: keylock71: I'm not... When I'm visiting friends and family in Ireland, I call it Football. When I'm here at home, I call it Soccer.

*shrug* ... but who really gives a shiat about this?

Soccer: Grass Hockey

Basketball: Tree Hockey

Ice Hockey: Hockey

Field Hockey: ?


I agree with this...

Field Hockey: Jailbait Upskirt Hockey.


Doc Daneeka: There is no point in ranting and raving, insisting that everyone else only use what you consider the one true name for a thing. You only succeed in coming off like an asshole.


You do know you're posting this bit of sage advise on Fark, right? : )
 
2014-06-17 09:24:51 AM  
I had a British acquaintance who always tried to pick a fight over that. He would get really worked up, too. It was fun for me to see him upset over something so stupid.
 
2014-06-17 09:26:25 AM  
Seeing as the "foot" is actually used to move a properly-shaped "ball" a LOT more often in the one sport, I'd say they have a claim to the name.
Couldn't the other one be called "huddle-time", "field-chess" or "stand-around nut-scratch"?
 
2014-06-17 09:26:30 AM  
cdn2.sbnation.com
 
2014-06-17 09:28:35 AM  

colinspooky: Sure, if you don't think you can mange using the real name for the sport.  And, likewise, we won't feel embarrassed about calling baseball, 'American Football', and basketball, slow lazy 'sports' where occasional stuff happens, but is punctuated by endless breaks where nothing happens.


Basketball is a fast paced sport. I don't see how you can claim it's slow. If yoi think MLB is slow you either don't understand it or you haven't seen it live.
 
2014-06-17 09:29:01 AM  

fatalvenom: keylock71: I'm not... When I'm visiting friends and family in Ireland, I call it Football. When I'm here at home, I call it Soccer.

*shrug* ... but who really gives a shiat about this?

Soccer: Grass Hockey

Basketball: Tree Hockey

Ice Hockey: Hockey

Field Hockey: ?


I'd watch a lot more basketball if it were called tree hockey
 
2014-06-17 09:29:30 AM  
Futbol is for kids who are too poor to buy proper pads and helmets.  Futbol is just ghetto-ized football.
 
2014-06-17 09:30:01 AM  

Land_of_the_Magic_Dragon: colinspooky: Sure, if you don't think you can mange using the real name for the sport.  And, likewise, we won't feel embarrassed about calling baseball, 'American Football', and basketball, slow lazy 'sports' where occasional stuff happens, but is punctuated by endless breaks where nothing happens.

Basketball is a fast paced sport. I don't see how you can claim it's slow. If yoi think MLB is slow you either don't understand it or you haven't seen it live.


It's even slower if you watch it live...
 
2014-06-17 09:30:35 AM  

Land_of_the_Magic_Dragon: colinspooky: Sure, if you don't think you can mange using the real name for the sport.  And, likewise, we won't feel embarrassed about calling baseball, 'American Football', and basketball, slow lazy 'sports' where occasional stuff happens, but is punctuated by endless breaks where nothing happens.

Basketball is a fast paced sport. I don't see how you can claim it's slow. If yoi think MLB is slow you either don't understand it or you haven't seen it live.


If you think MLB is skow you either don't understand it or have never seen it live.
 
2014-06-17 09:32:05 AM  
weknowmemes.com
 
2014-06-17 09:32:09 AM  

tbaughm: Land_of_the_Magic_Dragon: colinspooky: Sure, if you don't think you can mange using the real name for the sport.  And, likewise, we won't feel embarrassed about calling baseball, 'American Football', and basketball, slow lazy 'sports' where occasional stuff happens, but is punctuated by endless breaks where nothing happens.

Basketball is a fast paced sport. I don't see how you can claim it's slow. If yoi think MLB is slow you either don't understand it or you haven't seen it live.

It's even slower if you watch it live...


MLB or basketball?
 
2014-06-17 09:33:54 AM  

colinspooky: Sure, if you don't think you can mange using the real name for the sport.  And, likewise, we won't feel embarrassed about calling baseball, 'American Football', and basketball, slow lazy 'sports' where occasional stuff happens, but is punctuated by endless breaks where nothing happens.


A magnificent troll, good chap.
 
2014-06-17 09:34:28 AM  

colinspooky: Sure, if you don't think you can mange using the real name for the sport.  And, likewise, we won't feel embarrassed about calling baseball, 'American Football', and basketball, slow lazy 'sports' where occasional stuff happens, but is punctuated by endless breaks where nothing happens.


As opposed to a sport that has no breaks but somehow still manages to have nothing happen.
 
2014-06-17 09:35:37 AM  

Doc Daneeka: Carbonated soft drinks: When I am here I call it "soda" and when I am visiting family in upstate NY I call it "pop".


I live in upstate NY, and have for the better part of 3 decades now.  No-one calls it "pop".  It's Soda.

Only people from the Buffalo region call it "pop":

http://www.popvssoda.com/
 
2014-06-17 09:37:19 AM  
European Grass Diving?

If you watched the Germany Game yesterday you understand why...


http://article.wn.com/view/2014/06/16/Portugal_Player_Goes_Ballistic _G ets_Red_Card_After_HeadButti_z/
 
2014-06-17 09:38:53 AM  

fatalvenom: keylock71: I'm not... When I'm visiting friends and family in Ireland, I call it Football. When I'm here at home, I call it Soccer.

*shrug* ... but who really gives a shiat about this?

Soccer: Grass Hockey

Basketball: Tree Hockey

Ice Hockey: Hockey

Field Hockey: ?


Field hockey: Lesbian hockey
 
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