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Steve Parkes Anachronisms in lyrics (22) RE: Anachronisms in lyrics 14 Mar 15

The Oxford English Dictionary gives 1889 as the first appearance in print of soccer and rugger:
1889   Boy's Own Paper 6 Apr. 431/3   In Varsity patois Rugby is yclept 'Rugger', while Association has for its synonym 'Socker'.

'Socker' and 'socca' appear before 'soccer' (1895). 'Football' was a game as far back as the 15th century, although it was probably more like football hooliganism than the Beautiful Game we know today.

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