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on Mar 23rd 2001, 16:39:44, the old pirate wrote the following about

association

Cor blimey, association is where yanks get the word 'soccer'!

It comes from 'association football' in England, corrupted into 'socker football.

Given the melifluous British accent, it became socca football, or just plain 'socca – which the yanks interpreted as 'soccer.'

And you know how all yanks want to be brits...


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