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Why do Americans call it football?
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Garuda475 wrote:

Uhhh doesn't Japan call Football Soccer too? Why is the U.S. the target in this?



Because the U.S. is always the target.


By golly gee you're right! Even Godzilla targets us!
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Posted 4/29/15


Notice where the guy riding shotgun sits.

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Typed in google and here it is:

American football is called football because of its origin. Its like soccer, can be traced back to rugby football where you use your feet to kick a ball at a goal or successfully carry a ball over a goal line

Still sounds pretty dumb though
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Posted 4/29/15
The ball is about a foot long
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Because.
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28 / M / California
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Hmm I always thought that it was called football because the ball is a foot long from point to point. But Hairbelly's explanation seems to put that belief to rest.
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'MURICA.
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Because we're Americans. We like stealing things and making them our own, even when they make no sense.
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papagolfwhiskey wrote:

Nope it was deliberate. That's why some birds have unique American names. The Canada Jay has a different name in Audubon.

edit: IIRC it's the Gray Jay just to really be a splitter.


PGW has taught me something today. Thank you!


Ssomething wrote:

As english being my second language, I didn't realize until now that I have been spelling words both ways, sometimes I type gray or grey and honour or honor. Interesting fact about the Z....


Yeh. Yew an' othas need tah lehn tah speak propah English. Yew need to speak wi' a Cockney accent, yew dew, yew dew. Watch some fi'ms wi' Dick Van Doyck, he'll show ya roit propah.

Oh, I'm so horrible.
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Because why not?
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Posted 4/29/15
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OajDBD4Rlg

This video will explain everything.
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Posted 4/30/15
We're morons whom every other nation holds some contempt toward, it seems.
I personally hate American football, though, as someone from America. Boring as hell, don't understand the adoration for it.
Soccer is 100 times more interesting.
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I thought it was called football because the ball is 12 inches = foot
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Because Americans think, "well, its a ball and youre using your feet so call it Football"
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So we use what we call a soccer ball to play soccer, a tennis ball to play tennis, and a football ball to play football.

So what do other countries call the ball that we call a soccer ball then?
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