Overview:FOOTBALL TALK - Who still says 'soccer'; why does 'Arsenal' sound so foreign; who was 'sick as a parrot' first; was Shakespeare the game's first clogger; and what makes footballers better wordsmiths than the Eskimos? The answers to all these and more are revealed in Football Talk, football's first linguistic odyssey. Peter Seddon explores how words came about to describe football kit, boots and balls; playing techniques, foul play, girl talk and team terminology; and the language of commentators and footie mags - to list just a few examples. This is the definitive guide to football's history and culture in its widest sense, and the book's nostalgic and often humorous approach encapsulates Britain's two greatest exports the English language and football. Whether you're a football fanatic, armchair enthusiast or wordsmith, learning 'footie-speak' has never been easier.

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