Perché il calcio viene chiamato in modo diverso da inglesi (football) e americani (soccer)?
I due termini, football e soccer, si usano per indicare lo stesso sport sebbene football sia presente in un maggior numero di lingue con un più alto numero di occorrenze.
Footballrisale a un decreto del 1424 in cui re Giacomo I di Scozia bandiva il gioco con la frase: "That na man play at the Fute-ball".
Nel 1863 viene fondata a Londra la Football Association (FA), la prima federazione calcistica nazionale che unificò definitivamente il regolamento. Queste regole furono adottate da tutti eccetto che dalla Scuola di Rugby, che preferiva un gioco più fisico in cui si potesse toccare il pallone anche con le mani. Si venne a creare cosi il termine soccer, entrato a far parte dello slang universitario comeabbreviazione colloquiale di Assoc., da Association football+ la formazione agentiva "-er" per distinguerlo dal Rugby Football.
Current TMSs have been developed according to the requirements defined by ISO standards for terminology management systems. Nevertheless, the process of creating a new entry is still very time-consuming.
A couple of weeks ago, I have been contacted because of a post I wrote years ago on this blog (I guess they read this: How would a collaborative platform improve terminology work?). The sender message reads as follows:
‘Dear Maria, I read your blog article and just wanted to let you know we are building the collaborative terminology system you envisioned at the very moment. It would be a pleasure to get in touch to see if you want to test and send some feedback on our current status!’
Well, we scheduled a video call in the following days, during which they showed me the platform in progress and some mockups about a few future features they expected to implement. What I was shown looked very promising indeed - since that old post influenced somebody, I also felt encouraged to write …
With the World Cup underway in Brazil, a
lot of people are questioning if we should refer to the "global round-ball
game" as "soccer" or "football"? This is visible from
the queries of the readers that access my blog. The most visited post ever is indeed
tra football e soccer” and since we are in the World Cup craze I think this
topic is worth a post.
According to a paper published in May by
the University of Michigan and written by the sport economist Stefan Szymanski,
"soccer" is a not a semantically bizarre American invention but a
Soccer comes from "association football" and the term
was used in the UK to distinguish it from rugby football. In countries with
other forms of football (USA, Australia) soccer became more generic, basically
a synonym for 'football' in the international sense, to distinguish it from
their domestic game.
If the word "soccer" originated
in England, why did it f…