I am sick of everyone saying that we AMERICANS don't refer to SOCCER correctly, so i did some research and founf this out, suck on this you third world fucks, and limey shit bags;
the origin of the word soccer. For all you out there who love to complain when Americans, and certain others, call Football, Soccer, you should know that it was the British that invented the word and it was also one of the first names of what we now primarily know of as Football.
In fact, in the early days of the sport among the upper echelons of British society, the proper term for the sport was Soccer. Not only that, but the sport being referred to as Soccer preceded the first recorded instance of it being called by the singular word Football by about 18 years. This happening when it became more popular with the middle and lower class. When that happened, the term Football gradually began dominating over Soccer and the then official name Association Football.
In the 1860s, as in most of history with records as far back as 1004 B.C., there were quite a lot of football sports in existence being played popularly throughout the world and of course, England. Many of these sports had similar rules and eventually, on October 26th, 1863, a group of teams in England decided to get together and create a standard set of rules which would be used at all their matches. They formed the rules for Association Football, with the Association distinguishing it from the many other types of football sports in existence in England, such as Rugby Football.
Now British school boys of the day liked to nickname everything, which is still somewhat common. They also liked to add the ending er to these nicknames. Thus Rugby was, at that time, popularly called Rugger. Association Football was then much better known as Assoccer, which quickly just became Soccer and sometimes Soccer Football.
The inventor of the nickname is said to be Charles Wredford Brown, who was an Oxford student around the time of Association Footballs inception. Legend has it, in 1863 shortly after the creation of Association Football, Wredford-Brown had some friends who asked him if hed come play a game of Rugger, to which he replied he preferred Soccer. The name caught on from there.
In the beginning, the newly standardized Rugby and Soccer were football sports for gentlemen, primarily being played by the upper echelons of society. However, these two forms of football gradually spread to the masses, particularly Soccer as Rugby didnt really catch on too well with the lower classes. This resulted in the name switching from Soccer and Association Football, to just Football; with the first documented case of the sport being called by the singular term Football coming in 1881, 18 years after it was first called simply Soccer or officially Association Football.
This game then gradually spread throughout the world under the lower class name of Football, rather than Soccer as the gentlemen called it. The problem was though, that a lot of other countries of the world already had popular sports of their own they called Football, such as the United States, Canada, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa, to name a few. In these countries, the name Soccer was and, in some, still is preferred for this reason.
BOOOOOOM!..... what was that? Me droppin' some knowledge on you.... So once again, if we all call it what it was ORIGINALLY known as, and you fucks are calling it what all the poor folks did, who is really saying it wrong? You keep using your commoner term for it, and we Americans will use the proper term for it..... Just to let all of you know, i still hate SOCCER, i will not watch it, it's boring, but i am sick of having people tell me that i am not calling it the right name.