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Watching the Korean World Cup games-outside!!!
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peppermint



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 12, 2010 7:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

AsiaESLbound wrote:
edshort wrote:
AsiaESLbound wrote:


I taught about how soccer is the American word for what is internationally known as football.


It's not an American word, it's an old English slang term for Association Football.

Also, there are rumours that the game will be shown in Daewha stadium (in Ilsan), but not sure how true that is.


Very interesting. I just found soccer is a colloquial abbreviation of association football. Much of what people say is American speaking is actually old English. Also our standard measuring system of feet and miles is old English. If you say football to your average American, except me, they think about a very different game played with a brown leather rugby looking ball. I think we Americans are a bit behind the curve when it comes to global cultural customs. It's time to concur with real football, the metric system, international road signage, and get off our high horse pedistal of thinking we are better than everyone else due to our mighty military power and second to none clean puritanical 1st world quality of life. I seen much better quality of life and awesomely wordly culture in Western Europe.

A Korean told me there is a big event at City Hall Saturday evening he is attending. Watch it outside!
Please, don't go telling people that soccer is an old English word. Old English has a pretty specific meaning in terms of the language, and there's no need to confuse students any further than necessary
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crossmr



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 12, 2010 7:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

peppermint wrote:
Please, don't go telling people that soccer is an old English word. Old English has a pretty specific meaning in terms of the language, and there's no need to confuse students any further than necessary

There is a difference between old English and Old English.
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sojusucks



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 12, 2010 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It looks like some people had fun outside.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vn3rkMgnT20
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFDgnUI0x4U
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4FzTHVAaik
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sojusucks



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2010 5:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What about the match vs Argentina?
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