Re: Rugby or Association?
|From:||John Cowan <cowan@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, April 22, 2004, 13:40|
> Yes, but you only call one of them 'footballers'. There's Association
> Football and Rugby Football(which, in turn, is divided between two sets
> of rules - Rugby League and Rugby Union), true, but only the former is
> ever called 'football', the latter simply 'Rugby'.
Ah, thanks. Which is doubtless why the game played in the U.S.
is explained by the Encyc. Brit. under the heading of "American Rugby",
which it exactly is. An excellent article, too, explaining the game
Their article on "Cricket", OTOH, is a load of incomprehensible rubbish
which assumes you already know all about the subject matter. (This may
perhaps have been improved in more recent eds. than mine.)
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