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Alex On July - 7 - 2008

The Word Soccer Is . . . English ?

Where does the word soccer orginate?
Why do the English call the game we know in America football?
And who is the sexy babe in the video?

Lets start with the last question first, Marina Orlova is the proud producer of ‘HotForWords’, she’s 27 and she’s a philologist!

A philologist is someone who studies linguistics and etymology.. and in Marina’s case.. she has applied her Philology degree to specializing in word origins.

Prior to Euro 2008 I sent several word requests asking Marina if she could provide the origin to Football hooligan but Marina has done one better in diving into the origins of soccer.

Upset over the recent Russian lost to Spain at Euro 2008, Marina like a good philologist moves onward with further study of our beautiful game, and how the mates would drool if you showed up to the next Galaxy match with HotForWords in tow.

I’m sure you want answers to the first two questions so I suggest listening to our stunning co-host Miss Orlova as she explains the origins of soccer and other things. Make sure to visit and ask Marina all your football lexicon questions.

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One Response so far.

  1. Roger says:

    Very nice

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