Posted by Jim on January 07, 2002
In Reply to: Re: Word Association explanation posted by Bruce Kahl on January 07, 2002
: : Why has the meaning of Word Association got the word Football on the end of it?
: : The game is called 'Word Association' isn't it, I have never heard football being connected to it.
: : The explanation tells us:
: : Association football is the proper name of soccer (and the origin of the word incidentally), although anyone outside the USA will tell you that the proper name of soccer is football.
: : Why would anyone English need this explained to them? If it's there for the benefit of US citizens who might choose to read a website intended for UK citizens, that is there problem derived from the fact that they choose to live in a cocoon called the USA, and ignore what happens outside of it.
: The phrase
was coined by Monty Python--a BRITISH comedy troupe, I believe.
: We ex-Colonist cocooners had nothing to do with the creation of YOUR phrase.
Clive. Cocoon as parochial, metamorphic or sheltered? I left out insular. Already taken.