Back Yard, Backyard, or Back-Yard?
Which is correct? Backyard, back yard, or back-yard?Read More
Why Do Americans Call Football Soccer?
Big match today. But is it a soccer match or a football match?Read More
English is packed with idioms taken from sports. This post looks at football idioms.Read More
Where the Word Soccer Comes From
I’m contemplating the word soccer and why we are the only country in the world that doesn’t call the game football. It certainly seems to be an appropriate name. I’ve thought it would make more sense to call soccer football, and what we call football something like tackleball or smashball. But no one’s asking me.Read More