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Europa or Europe ?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Omer Said, Feb 25, 2010.

  1. Omer Said

    Omer Said
    Weresloth Staff Member

    In past years, as i know UEFA was European League. It was written "Europe". Then this year it turned into "Europa". I'm really wondering why is that ? And what are the differences betweeen those names :rolleyes:
  2. Kevin Ascher

    Kevin Ascher
    #47 Roaring Pipes Maniacs

    I am confused as well.
    I always thought Europa was the German way to say it only..
  3. Ross Balfour

    Ross Balfour
    #99 | Roaring Pipes Maniacs

    Oh yeah the Europa league (the one Liverpools in :p) Im not sure why its called "Europa" Try wikiing it!
  4. europa is europe in german may some german noob who works at the uefa made typo lol
  5. Europa is a more continental sounding than Europe I imagine...
  6. Several European languages:
    Bulgarian: Европа = Evropa
    Danish: Europa
    Dutch: Europa
    English: Europe
    Finnish: Eurooppa
    French: Europe
    Italian: Europa
    Hungarian: Európa
    German: Europa
    Norwegian: Europa
    Polish: Europa
    Portugese: Europa
    Romanian: Europa
    Slovakian: Európa
    Slovenian: Evropa
    Spanish: Europa
    Swedish: Europa
    Turkish: Avrupa

    Says enough, the English just wanted to follow the French. The French just did it because they wanted to be different (as always)
  7. lol Johan ;D
  8. Bram

    Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    Europa is only a geographical term. I think Europa League sounds better otherwise in english it would be known as Juuurp League (i can here it saying by George W. Booosh).

    Or they think this league is so good that they only expect aliens to play in it (Europa=moon of jupiter)
  9. Omer Said

    Omer Said
    Weresloth Staff Member

    Hmm then Europa is a more general meaning ( Very general including intergalactic people @ Bram :D )

    Now i understood it.
  10. Just though they named it "Europa league" because it sounds better. :D