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June 8, 2006

Links Du Jour 06-08-06

  • The Seven Deadly Domain Name Variations - Bill Sweetman at One Degree has listed the seven domain name variations to watch out for when building your domain name. Crucial and common sense brand name research.
  • Adidas vs. Grand Slam Dress Code - Adidas is contesting the Grand Slam dress code that severely limits the use of trademarks on clothing worn by competitors. Some of Adidas’ own competitors have tried to get their distinctive three strip logo banned from the courts. I have found that when it comes to brand naming and brand name research, where and how your name gets out there is of paramount importance. And more often than not, your competitors are the ones trying to shut you down in the name of “fair play.”

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Posted by William Lozito at June 8, 2006 8:54 AM
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Ignorance is blind and it's clear that you don't have facts nor grounds to name football as soccer.

Football was called football even before Rugby 'football' rules were defined and years before what people in the US call 'football' was played with those rules.

If you put this in context and inquire where this nickname for football is coming from, you will find your answer. After that you can color it to fit what you want to believe.

Now it is football association not association football, there is a difference and misconception here. By the way, “soccer” was not a generalized word used by everybody at the end of the 1800s in England to refer to football. As a matter of fact there is not really evidence that it was used outside a couple of schools for more than a few years if at all. This is why in England it is now called football not soccer (among other names…) and this is why it was translated as football in every other language.

What is evident is that ’soccer’ is a word that the US media and ‘american football’ organizations in particular are promoting to differentiate what we call football from their form of ‘football’. They are using the argument of football being called ’soccer’ at its inception as a widely known fact, which is wrong and simplistic.

I would suggest getting your facts from serious web sites or writers.



I suggest you check out the Oxford Dictionary as a source for the word's (soccer) etymology.

I hope you'll find it serious enough to believe it.

Thank you.

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