Off Topic Next USMNT Manager?

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  1. OedipusTex

    OedipusTex Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't bring up a purely American topic on a forum based in England, but one of the candidates may be of interest to you Brits. The USMNT presently has an interim manager and plans are to hire a permanent manager in the new year. One of the names which has come up is Louis Van Gaal. Though I don't see him as a fit here, he has an impressive resume and is an intriguing candidate for the job.

    The USMNT is in need of a complete makeover after the World Cub qualifying debacle and a youth movement is in order. No telling what we'll see on the pitch at Wembley on November 15, but it probably won't be pretty.
     
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    Girt Bucket Well-Known Member

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    USM , Is that United States Marine, somethinorother?
     
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    BrAdY Well-Known Member

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    united states mens national team

    they like a good abbreviation in yank land
     
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    tigerscanada Well-Known Member

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    FFS, WA DC IN DE.
     
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  5. Barchullona

    Barchullona Well-Known Member

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    They may well do but USMNT is not an abbreviation it is an acronym.
     
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  6. OedipusTex

    OedipusTex Well-Known Member

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    Thnx tc
     
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  7. talisker

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    Not an acronym but an initialism.
     
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    Barchullona Well-Known Member

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    I trust you are being jocular.
     
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  9. MingofHarlem

    MingofHarlem Active Member

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    Acronyms are abbreviations that are pronounced as words. Initialism is an abbreviation where you sound out the letters individually to form the word like FBI and here with USMNT.

    MoH
     
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  10. tigerscanada

    tigerscanada Well-Known Member

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    Ah, so BBC is initialism, Beeb is a partial acronym of BeeBeeSea ?

    tc (aka tea see) :emoticon-0105-wink:
     
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    Leon T Trout AFC Well-Known Member

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    I agree with your definition.

    However, I'm sure I've come across at least one 'style guide' previously that has defined acronyms as defined by Barca.
     
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  12. Barchullona

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    That sounds like good summation of it. Being an oldie I come from a simpler age before organisations, especially government ones, went to great efforts, convoluted ones at times, to come up with snappy sets of initials you can use as words, DEFRA, OFSTED etc. It takes two to QUANGO.
     
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  13. dennisboothstash

    dennisboothstash Well-Known Member

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    what sport?
     
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  14. Quill

    Quill Bastard

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    Soccer
     
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    dennisboothstash Well-Known Member

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    pronounced Saccur?
     
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  16. Yardley Tiger

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    But Swansea Harbour Investment Trust has a problem.
     
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    Barchullona Well-Known Member

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    There are a number that had to be rethought.
     
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  18. Quill

    Quill Bastard

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    Saw-ker
     
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  19. OedipusTex

    OedipusTex Well-Known Member

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    Depends on which part of the States.
    In Boston, it's Sok-ah
    In Atlanta, it's Saw-ker
    In Minneapolis, it's Soy-ker
    In Los Angeles, it's Dude?
     
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  20. Happy Tiger

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    You need Steve Bruce.

    He’d get you promoted to the big boys table.
     
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