This post will be my last about football. I promise.
For years I have had to listen to limeys making fun of the word “soccer”. After seeing it used on British tv a few years ago (the show Soccer Saturday), I did a bit of research and found that it was a British-coined term, a shortening of “Association Football”. Whenever the limeys disparage the word “soccer”, I inform them that they are the ones who made it up.
As the ridiculing picked up again two weekends ago when Jono and Big G were with me in
“Soccer” is indeed short for “Association Football”.
The Football Association was formed in
By 1889, the abbreviation socca’ was in use, and the spelling soccer had made its appearance by 1895.
1889 – socca; 1891 – socker; 1895 – soccer. originally university slang, from a shortened form of “Assoc.”…they could hardly have taken the first three letters of the word.
So piss off with your notions of superior language, limeys.