What is now called football in the UK originated as Association Soccer - so actually in this case the Americanism is more historically correct than the currently used British term. It's been known as football here for a long time now though.
On the school subject mentioned earlier, I could go into details about the Scottish system if needed, just let me know.
In most cases, or many at least, the American verision is the historically correct one, and because England and America became so separated, America went on with it and England slowly morphed, and the two of them grew apart.
Well, in Ireland, at least, we have 'Football', otherwise known as 'Soccer, and 'American Football', which is seen as a confusing game involving lots of lines, big padded shirts, helmets and rugby balls. Then we have rugby and 'Gaelic Football', our own spin on the football market.
I'm from Scotland so I could help you. Just pm me if you want .
Originally Posted by ElizabethR.Austin
Awesome. I really appreciate it. I've done some wikipedia lookups, but you can't really trust all the information on there, and websearching just is not in the stars for me.
Originally Posted by Weasley24
Most of the ones where the change is systematic (use of u for example) was due to Webster deciding he didn't like it the other way.
Originally Posted by SiriuslyMental
And it'd be in general more accurate to say that the British and American versions evolved on separate paths rather than one staying the same and the other changing.
Is there another word for pancakes? Or do you have something similar to them?
Pancakes is what we've always called them. Or crÍpes, when we wanted to feel French.
Never "flapjacks" or whatever they're called.
I have a feeling that American pancakes are different to english pancakes though.
American ones, correct me if I am wrong, are quite thick? We have small versions of these called scotch pancakes, or drop scones. These are sometimes had with bacon and maple syrup. yum yum.
But if you say pancakes in england they are more like crepes. They are thin and big and you have them either savoury or sweet. Lemon and Sugar being the traditional thing though. You often role them up and then eat them so that all the filling roles of the end so that you have to lick your plate afterwards. It is all very fun.
How I do love to spread my pancake knowledge.
Brits always, always always always, call it football.
Originally Posted by jediprankster