ONLY IN AMERICA

This has to be the strangest headline in history  ……i mean I know the USA do not like losing  but this is taking the piss

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8 Responses to ONLY IN AMERICA

  1. Maria S. says:

    Thanks for sharing this gem.

    This is something to show to my students of English in regards to how important word choice is. 🙂

    This is funny!

  2. Owen says:

    That’s hilarious – “British” – ha! What a gem!

  3. Lewis M.G. says:

    I think the ‘winning’ headline is totally apt – the Yanks did win…a moral victory!
    But as for beating the ‘British’ – hang on…get your facts right.
    We are English from England – we just can’t play soccer very well!!

  4. john says:

    1:its England not British
    2:its not a Win 1-1 where i come from is a droher
    3:USA did get lucky a little green made a big mistake

  5. george says:

    They are Americans. No more explanation needed.

  6. Darshan says:

    You might want to check the context. It is a callback to the Harvard – Yale game a few decades back, which ended 29-29. Harvard was meant to be an underdog – so the headline ran it as if Harvard Beat Yale symbolically.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvard_Beats_Yale_29-29

    So the New York Post is making complete sense.

    ps…yes the British bit is a def mistake.

  7. Michele says:

    It’s actually a play on a famous college American football headline- “Harvard Beats Yale 29-29”. The idea being that we didn’t even expect to get that point against England, so even to tie is a kind of victory.
    BTW, there’s even a documentary about that famous Harvard-Yale game. It explains why it was such a big deal.

    And yes, it was the England team. But the last time I looked, that does mean that they are British citizens- kind of like when you call all Americans ‘Yanks’, even though ‘yankees’ are really only the people from the New England states and New York (because parts of New York were once part of New England).

  8. “Yanks” = A derogatory label used with or without intention to offend. Commonly used to describe minorities, etc…. I personally don´t like to label human beings like that… It´s like calling the English “Brits”, I´m sure they don´t like it… USA wins 1-1 is not literal it´s just figurative.. Soccer is not the most played sport in the United States but then again, americans like to be the best in everything they do and I give faith to that.. Take care and I hope the USA keeps up the good work in this 2010 Football World Cup..

    From Spain, with love,

    -Luis del Rosal

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