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This year, Say it with a Sock is taking you on a trip around the world with socks. Every month, we’ll be sending our men’s sock of the month club and women’s sock of the month club subscribers a brand-n

This year, Say it with a Sock is taking you on a trip around the world with socks. Every month, we’ll be sending our men’s sock of the month club and women’s sock of the month club subscribers a brand-new pair inspired by some of our favorite countries around the world. Last month, we traveled across the pond to England with some royally cool Beefeater socks (that Queen Elizabeth II would DEFINITELY approve of). This month, we’re heading south of the equator to Brazil with some cozy, kickin’ soccer socks.

 

Here in America, we call the game “soccer.” And we’re not the only ones, either; Canada, Japan, and Ireland call it “soccer,” too. But depending on where you are in the world, there are other names for the sport. Many countries, including parts of Central America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean, call the game football—Brazil included. It makes perfect sense: The game involves a ball, and a player kicks it with their foot.

 

Where, then, did the word “soccer” come from? It’s not as random as you might think. The full name of the sport is “association football.” Thus, “soccer” is an abbreviation for the “soc” in “abbreviation football.” What you call the game comes down to your language and your location. If you’re visiting America and intend to go to a game, make sure you don’t mix up “soccer” and “football.” American football has the same basic premise—a team of players are trying to get a ball down the field and into a certain area to score—but the execution is much different. But that’s a sport for a different day (and for a different pair of socks).

 

Football is the national pastime of Brazil, but that’s not all the country is known for. Brazil is the largest country in South America. Just how big is it? It covers three different time zones, shares a border with every South American country except for two (Chile and Ecuador), and is home to over 200 million people. And yep, you guessed it, every last one of them is a football fan.

 

No matter what you call the game, we can all agree that these socks are definitely keepers. Know a friend who would get a kick out of them? Share the sock love and invite a friend to join the Say it with a Sock sock of the month club so you can take this sock journey around the world together. See you next month for our next trip!


ew pair inspired by some of our favorite countries around the world. Last month, we traveled across the pond to England with some royally cool Beefeater socks (that Queen Elizabeth II would DEFINITELY approve of). This month, we’re heading south of the equator to Brazil with some cozy, kickin’ soccer socks.


Here in America, we call the game “soccer.” And we’re not the only ones, either; Canada, Japan, and Ireland call it “soccer,” too. But depending on where you are in the world, there are other names for the sport. Many countries, including parts of Central America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean, call the game football—Brazil included. It makes perfect sense: The game involves a ball, and a player kicks it with their foot.


Where, then, did the word “soccer” come from? It’s not as random as you might think. The full name of the sport is “association football.” Thus, “soccer” is an abbreviation for the “soc” in “abbreviation football.” What you call the game comes down to your language and your location. If you’re visiting America and intend to go to a game, make sure you don’t mix up “soccer” and “football.” American football has the same basic premise—a team of players are trying to get a ball down the field and into a certain area to score—but the execution is much different. But that’s a sport for a different day (and for a different pair of socks).


Football is the national pastime of Brazil, but that’s not all the country is known for. Brazil is the largest country in South America. Just how big is it? It covers three different time zones, shares a border with every South American country except for two (Chile and Ecuador), and is home to over 200 million people. And yep, you guessed it, every last one of them is a football fan.


No matter what you call the game, we can all agree that these socks are definitely keepers. Know a friend who would get a kick out of them? Share the sock love and invite a friend to join the Say it with a Sock sock of the month club so you can take this sock journey around the world together. See you next month for our next trip!

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