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Thread #48688   Message #732748
Posted By: Mark Cohen
19-Jun-02 - 03:17 AM
Thread Name: BS: WorldCup-another one bites the dust
Subject: RE: BS: WorldCup-another one bites the dust
Well, Jim, you've also heard US commentators talk about the "end line", the "sideline", the "18 yard box" and the "6 yard box". We're pretty low on the learning curve when it comes to soccer terminology. Pardon me, I mean football. At least they've learned not to say "offsides"! But quarter-final is a common term here in the States. "Round of 8" is probably someone generalizing from "round of 16" and not quite realizing that the 8-team phase is the quarter-final. Higher math, I know.

Aloha,
Mark