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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 6:17 pm 
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So what do you call it and how do you spell it? Although I am an American I prefer to refer to it as Football and American Football as "American Football" But what does it go by in your neck of the woods?

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"Fußball" :wink:

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I call it soccer.


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Soccer.

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Football (because I'm from the UK)...


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hahah American football = Rich whiny little babies who want more money

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We call it both here, which causes even more confusion :-)

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In Belgium it's called "voetbal". :o

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We call it "fútbol" here, which is an anglisism that sounds pronounced in spanish almost the same as "football" in english.

As a curiosity, there's also the spanish word "balonpié" which is the literal translation of "football", but nobody uses it.

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Hi Yves, you sure have three words in Belgium for "voetbal": another French and a German one. Are those identical to the "normal" french/German version?

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We call it futebol. :-)

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tombomba2 wrote:
Hi Yves, you sure have three words in Belgium for "voetbal": another French and a German one. Are those identical to the "normal" french/German version?


Hi tombomba2, you're quite correct. In our small country we have 3 languages and "voetbal" in German or French (which is "Waals" in Belgium) are thesame as in France or Germany. So in fact it's:

*Voetbal (Dutch, which is thesame as in Holland)
*Fußball (German, wie in Deutschland glaube ich? :D)
*Football (French or "Waals", comme en France :D)

It's just the way it is. I live in the Flemish region (close to Antwerp) so my mother language is "Vlaams" (= Flemish, but it's thesame as the Dutch language).

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Ok, here at the camera labs forum, I enjoy reading all of the technical dicussions about camera and all of the advice that one can get. I normally wouldnt answer a subject like this one, but I thought I had to because the subject is kind of humorous.

As an American living in Germany (a country that takes its fußball seriously) I have to say that I am utterly confused. I must say that I am not a fan of American or European football but one thing that I have to say is: Why do the Americans call it football when its not a ball and they hardly ever use their feet. Shouldn't it be called eggball or something?


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You made a point, Capt'n :wink:

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