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Why do they call American football "football" if you mostly use your hands.

it took soccers name

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Cuz "handball" would be weird lol think about it...(:

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Its weird cus your use to calling it football but you'd get use to it
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No cuz it sounds weird n some perv could take it the wrong way if it was called handball...let's just stick with football lol
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A fellow named Charles Wreford-Brown, one of Association football(Soccer's earlier name)’s early heroes. Brown was fond of a slang fad called an Oxford-er (like a vintage version of today’s “izzle” craze.) It works like this: you shorten a word and add “-er” on the end. Breakfast becomes “brekker.” Rugby is “rugger.”

Association football was called “footer”, but Brown had a different idea. He took the word Association, chopped off the A, sliced off the –iation from sociation and called it “soccer” instead.

Since American football (based on rugby) had already taken off by the time Association football became popular in the U.S., soccer stuck


Oops I misunderstood the question....I guess I don't know

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Thanks
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