Cullly t1_j8a1nkb wrote

I'm autistic. I generally know I like a song after only a few seconds of 'the bit I like'.

But then I also would listen to it 1000 times in a row no problem and never get bored.

This is common for Autistic people, but not so much otherwise I think. I'm 45 and Male, and I like "let it go" and "baby shark". I don't have kids. I know this is considered weird but I don't care.


Cullly t1_j4g3k7p wrote

You are wrong about that.

Go here:

All refer to it as soccer.

The word in Irish for it? "Sacar".

It's commonly called both Soccer and Football, and always was.

Watch the Six One news and it says Soccer there almost all the time too.


Cullly t1_j4g0eex wrote

> I had never heard anyone in Ireland refer to it as soccer except when laughing at Americans for calling it that.

That's just your group then.

Go here:

Guess what? all refer to it as soccer.

What's the word in Irish for it? "Sacar".

How the fuck did you ever live in Ireland thinking that is isn't called soccer here.

It's commonly called both.

EDIT: also if you watch the Six One news every day, they almost exclusively call it Soccer there too.

EDIT2: lol they deleted it because they realised how wrong they were.


Cullly t1_j4fzmaf wrote

It's not Americanisation.

Our word for that sport in Irish is literally "Sacar" (pronounced Soccer), and always has been.

Both Football and Soccer are used interchangably here for that sport.

Gaelic Football is also mostly just called Football.


Cullly t1_j4fzdvs wrote

Soccer is often referred to as Soccer OR Football here. There is no one or the other. It is and always will be referred to both here.

"Football" also means Gaelic Football. It depends who is saying it.

Also, Why are you people saying "there". Do you not live in Ireland?


Cullly t1_j4fyq09 wrote

You are right. I was brought up on Liverpool/Man Utd/Premier League and I always called it Football because that's what I always heard on TV and it just feels normal.

However, Soccer also feels normal because "Sacar" is our word in Irish for it.

Any people I know that like Rugby/GAA. If they say Football, I know it means Gaelic Football. I've heard either word be used all over for the past 40+ years, so there's no one or the other.


Cullly t1_j4fyaus wrote

Both are correct in Ireland.

  • Tá mé ag imirt sacair: refers to OPs type of Football (Soccer/Association Football/whatever).
  • Tá mé ag imirt peile: refers to Gaelic Football specifically.

Cullly t1_j4fxz4d wrote

Not really, I've lived here for 45 years and you have to know by context. Either word is used interchangeably here and always was. Where you live changes it a bit too.

GAA doesn't mean football. Hurling, Handball, Rounders, and Camogie are GAA, but not Football. Football in GAA specifically means Gaelic Football, but you knew that.

If the person is a GAA follower, then you can safely assume "football" is Gaelic Football.

If the person is not a GAA fan, then you can safely assume "football" is Soccer.

And to anyone else who doesn't know, the Irish word for this type of football is "Sacar", pronounced "Soccer", so it's not shunned as it is in England.