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    Re: FIFA Officials Arrested on Corruption Charges; Sepp Blatter Isn’t Among Them

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    They were all from CONCACAF but not all Americans. I want to say Trinadad and Tobago, USA, Mexico, some carribean countries. But the American FBI had jurisdiction since CONCACAF is headquartered in Miami and a lot of the crimes took place on US soil / via US banks, or something like that.

    I don't really care, I just hope they get Sepp Blatter, that guy is the worst.
    Ah, I see you believe that 'American' refers only to people from the USA. It doesn't.
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    Re: FIFA Officials Arrested on Corruption Charges; Sepp Blatter Isn’t Among Them

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    Ah, I see you believe that 'American' refers only to people from the USA. It doesn't.
    LOL oh, you're one of those guys. Carry on.

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    Re: FIFA Officials Arrested on Corruption Charges; Sepp Blatter Isn’t Among Them

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    LOL oh, you're one of those guys. Carry on.
    So what do you call someone from Venezuela or Costa Rica? A European? An Asian? If not, what?

    Y'know, in Spanish the word 'americano' doesn't refer to people from the US at all. Use that word and people always think of someone from a Latin American country. An American from the US is always referred to as an 'estado-unidense'.
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    Re: FIFA Officials Arrested on Corruption Charges; Sepp Blatter Isn’t Among Them

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    Or sure it will, the news is saying that the head of FIFA will probably be reelected. It's not a spot on the game itself, it's a spot on the greedy SOBs running it.
    which includes the FIFA prez

    He said this was "a difficult time for football, the fans and for Fifa as an organisation... such misconduct has no place in football and we will ensure that those who engage in it are put out of the game".

    ^worthless concession, you prove your sincerity by disqualifying the hosts. This is like "punishing" tom brady but allowing him to play in the super bowl. Here we have a 3-8 year notice and if russia/qatar are allowed to host, it will be a serious disgrace for soccer

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    Re: FIFA Officials Arrested on Corruption Charges; Sepp Blatter Isn’t Among Them

    Quote Originally Posted by chromium View Post
    Here we have a 3-8 year notice and if russia/qatar are allowed to host, it will be a serious disgrace for soccer
    It will, but it will happen. No one's going to take those WCs away. The organisation of football is already utterly disgraced, nothing that happens now can make it better or worse.
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    Re: FIFA Officials Arrested on Corruption Charges; Sepp Blatter Isn’t Among Them

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    So what do you call someone from Venezuela or Costa Rica? A European? An Asian? If not, what?

    Y'know, in Spanish the word 'americano' doesn't refer to people from the US at all. Use that word and people always think of someone from a Latin American country. An American from the US is always referred to as an 'estado-unidense'.
    And in English, "American" refers to someone from the United States. Someone from Venezuela or Costa Rica would be "Latin Americans."

    I speak Spanish as well, I lived in Chile for two years. I love the Chilean people, I love the Spanish language, but what you're saying is one minor thing that gets under my skin a little bit.

    We're Americans. And by that, I mean the United States of America... we're Americans. Mexicans are not Americans. Colombians are not Americans. If I go to England or Africa or China and I say I'm from America, nobody is going to be confused and wonder whether I'm from Argentina or Bolivia.

    In the entire rest of the world.... USA = America

    It's just certain Latin Americans trying to be snooty, and I don't support that for a minute. The USA was the first independent nation on the North or South American continents. We were calling ourselves "Americans" before those countries even existed. Ridiculous to expect us to change that today.

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    Re: FIFA Officials Arrested on Corruption Charges; Sepp Blatter Isn’t Among Them

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    So what do you call someone from Venezuela or Costa Rica? A European? An Asian? If not, what?

    Y'know, in Spanish the word 'americano' doesn't refer to people from the US at all. Use that word and people always think of someone from a Latin American country. An American from the US is always referred to as an 'estado-unidense'.
    By the way, the word they use in Chile is "norteamericano"..... you never hear "estadounidiense"

    Brazilians, who speak Portuguese, call Americans "Americanos." I guess they're more laid back and don't have quite the bug up their asses.

    I've never heard a Canadian refer to me as anything other than an American.... likewise I think a Canadian would be offended if I called him an American.

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    Re: FIFA Officials Arrested on Corruption Charges; Sepp Blatter Isn’t Among Them

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    And in English, "American" refers to someone from the United States.
    No, not exclusively. Maybe in Texas, but not everywhere. I was very clear when I made the first comment - "True, but all American nations, no European, Asian or African" - just so as not to confuse poor little chauvinists such as yourself that I was referring to the continent, not the USA.

    Someone from Venezuela or Costa Rica would be "Latin Americans."

    I speak Spanish as well, I lived in Chile for two years. I love the Chilean people, I love the Spanish language, but what you're saying is one minor thing that gets under my skin a little bit.

    We're Americans. And by that, I mean the United States of America... we're Americans. Mexicans are not Americans. Colombians are not Americans. If I go to England or Africa or China and I say I'm from America, nobody is going to be confused and wonder whether I'm from Argentina or Bolivia.

    In the entire rest of the world.... USA = America

    It's just certain Latin Americans trying to be snooty, and I don't support that for a minute. The USA was the first independent nation on the North or South American continents. We were calling ourselves "Americans" before those countries even existed. Ridiculous to expect us to change that today.
    Tough titties. You can assume whatever you will, but when describing residents of the 5 continents there are Europeans, Asians, Africans, Australasians and...Americans.

    I don't use the word in order to confuse anyone or to falsely accuse the US of anything. I just use it because it is the correct term, and I qualify it in order to avoid any possible confusion.
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    Re: FIFA Officials Arrested on Corruption Charges; Sepp Blatter Isn’t Among Them

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    No, not exclusively. Maybe in Texas, but not everywhere. I was very clear when I made the first comment - "True, but all American nations, no European, Asian or African" - just so as not to confuse poor little chauvinists such as yourself that I was referring to the continent, not the USA.

    Tough titties. You can assume whatever you will, but when describing residents of the 5 continents there are Europeans, Asians, Africans, Australasians and...Americans.

    I don't use the word in order to confuse anyone or to falsely accuse the US of anything. I just use it because it is the correct term, and I qualify it in order to avoid any possible confusion.
    There is no continent called "America," there are two continents: North America and South America.

    All over the world excluding Spanish-Speaking Latin America, if you say the word "American," that means someone from the United States.

    You're a native English-speaker, that's obvious enough. Cut the crap. You were trying to make a point, and, guess what.... point heard. Understood. You're not the first to make it. But 350 million Americans, 100 million Canadians, and billions of others around the world are going to keep calling people from my country "Americans"

    I'll be among them.

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    Re: FIFA Officials Arrested on Corruption Charges; Sepp Blatter Isn’t Among Them

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    There is no continent called "America," there are two continents: North America and South America.

    All over the world excluding Spanish-Speaking Latin America, if you say the word "American," that means someone from the United States.

    You're a native English-speaker, that's obvious enough. Cut the crap. You were trying to make a point, and, guess what.... point heard. Understood. You're not the first to make it. But 350 million Americans, 100 million Canadians, and billions of others around the world are going to keep calling people from my country "Americans"

    I'll be among them.
    As will I.

    The whole debacle is a non-issue though in the real world, but you know that already.
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