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MGM·Lion BS: Claudio Ranieri: 'The Special One' (31) RE: BS: Claudio Ranieri: 'The Special One' 03 May 16

Joe -- "Soccer" was originally Oxford University slang for Association Football, "Rugger" for Rugby Football. The addition of -"er" at the ends of words was a late C19 Oxford University affectation -- a waste-paper-basket was called a "wagger-pagger-bagger"!


As a Cambridge man myself, I am ambivalent about this particular affectation; which, it must be admitted, did add some useful terms & distinctions to the language.

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