Does anybody really say "Texas Derby"?

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  1. Cowtown Felipe

    Cowtown Felipe Member

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    From an FC Dallas e-mail I received today (emphasis is mine).
    1. Which 2013 FCD home game are you most looking forward to?
    ( )Home Opener vs. Colorado
    ( )Texas
    Derby vs. Houston
    ( )Games vs. LA Galaxy
    ( )Last home game vs. Seattle

    My friends and I refer to an FCD v Houston game as “the Dynablow game” or “game against Dynablow”. I’ve only ever said “Texas Derby” (pronounced ‘Darby’) in jest with a ridiculous English accent.
    A Google search produced a Wikipedia entry about the FCD v Houston game, news about a series of horse races in Texas, and stuff about roller derby (probably not pronounced "darby").


  2. SeventhRowScreamer

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    Hell no. There's just us playing that team that usually beats us.
  3. jamezyjamez

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    nope i wont' say that or any other euro term because we already have terms for them i.e.

    derby = rivalry
    on the bounce = in a row, streak
    row z = cheap seats
    gaffer = coach
    keepie uppie = juggling

    i'm sure there are more but i cant think of them now
  4. SeventhRowScreamer

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    Could you translate "get 'em ou
    could you translate "get 'em out for the lads" please? In local terms of course:)


  5. ivannomad

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    I personally dislike the term "lads."
  6. Pegasus

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    That one has always bothered me as that is what Sam Gamgee's father in the Hobbit was called and he was a gardener and I never heard mention of any sports team although mushroom raiding seemed to be popular.
  7. Soyrizo

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    hmm.. "Texas Derby", no... but between myself and friends I go to matches with just refer to it just as "Derby day". For example whenever the schedule released this week, I txted a couple friends "Derby day is 3/17". They know who I'm talking about, so I don't have to specify that its the Texas derby. Following euro league before MLS, its just what I've taken to saying plus I don't follow other sports so maybe that has something to do with it as well.
  8. Levy2k6

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    I come in peace.

    We don't call it Texas Derby out here either.

    /out
  9. theodore

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    "Ball shaggers" and "smoking a fag" are expressions that always make me snicker, but it doesn't take much to amuse me.
  10. Northside Rovers

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    I do when I am trying to be funny. No one laughs.
  11. ElJefe

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    Eh. "Row Z" is OK. I've heard it a bunch on these shores in all sorts of sports.
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    He should have said "Row Zed".
  13. jamezyjamez

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    Yes I debated it but deep down I am such a Eurosoccersnob that I figured everyone pronounced "z" as "zed". Silly Amurricans.
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  14. Cowtown Felipe

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    If I said something about "Derby Day" to my friends or if they said it to me, we'd be getting cash together to go bet on horse racing.
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  15. jamezyjamez

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    Don't forget your pretty, ostentatious hats! What if they pronounced it "darby" (not the crocodile tears)?
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  17. burning247

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    We just say: "Houston is a shithole" instead.
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