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  1. Wombat wideweb  470x276 0
    4uk4ata  almost 12 years ago

    It’s football. Use feet, kick ball. What does “soccer” mean anyway?

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  2. Lorax
    iamthelorax  almost 12 years ago

    ^ No idea. We should call it football and call the other sport “Bash-n-Smashball”.

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  3. Jollyroger
    pirate227  almost 12 years ago


    The term “soccer” appeared shortly after, being an abbreviation from “Football Association” (from assoc.)

    It’s of English origin, I would have expected someone from the UK to know that.

    Origin of the word Soccer

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  4. Cat7
    rockngolfer  almost 12 years ago

    ^ I’n not into soccer, but here goes.

    FIFA is the Federation of International Football Associations, without the é s. The next tournaments will be in Brazil in 2014, Russia in 2018, and Qatar in 2022. The cartoon indicates that those with the most money to contribute won the games.

    A huge issue is security in Qatar.

    Actually, Brazil and Russia might have security issues, but not like Qatar.

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  5. Don quixote 1955
    OmqR-3.0  almost 12 years ago

    It’s more about corruption within FIFA. A Channel4 (UK) investigation into past corruption aired in the UK practically on the eve of the announcement of the 2018/22 bid winners a few days ago. Another newspaper investigation by the Sunday Times (UK) had a sting involving 2 current FIFA committee members from Taiti & Nigeria. Thought that used pounds, not dollars but I’m pressed for time.

    Hmmm, well. it might be that the $ is universal. The $ denoting monetary unit predates the US using it. Originally it was the Spanish peso? Many countries used in the past and still use it now or similar (double strike or single strike). The Dutch cartoon under ViewsAfrica used a double strike. In this instance the green of the money would indicate US $, most countries have multicoloured notes, and it is still often used in denoting cash in most places so I’d say in this instance simply a recognised form; but not necessarily corruption.. I don’t think the US spent the most for the 2022 bid.

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  6. Don quixote 1955
    OmqR-3.0  almost 12 years ago

    @ ReasonsVentriloquist: Apropos this thread, I came across this article in Slate which I think you might find very interesting:

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