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Inter Milan Not Coming To Villa

Inter Milan not coming to Villa - but Internazionale are!

This may be considered fussy, but put the boot on the other foot. My son lives in Italy with a flat full of the supporters of Milan's two teams and they are all continually incensed with the British press referring to a non-existent team called Inter Milan.

The 2 teams are Milan and Internationale (all Italian teams are also AC in front in the same way we have FC after). To call Internationale Inter Milan is effectively giving them the extra name of their dreaded rivals - even if it is the city they come from, and is on a par with calling us Aston Villa Birmingham City. Milan are Milan and Internationale are Internationale and they should not be run together.

There are other examples of course of calling teams by a British version of their name such as Bayern Munich instead of Bayern Munchen, but Inter Milan is not a British translation - it is just wrong. If you look in any paper or football programme in Italy then Internationale can be abbreviated to 'Inter' but never never never add Milan.

Article by stennyvilla



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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Tuesday June 5 2007
Time: 1:09PM

Comments

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That's just petty !
HolteEnder43
05/06/2007 13:24:00
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Thought it was called off for a sec. Glad Inter Milan are still coming to Villa Park
MACCA UTV
05/06/2007 13:26:00
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no its actually internazionale. sorry to be petty hehe
ric112
05/06/2007 13:30:00
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not totally sure it is petty, I found it quite enlightening, I've always called them inter milan, but I wouldn't like us called aston aston villa or the like!
The Fear
05/06/2007 13:36:00
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But presumably calling them Internazionale from Milan is perfectly ok It wouldn't bother me if some foriegn journo wrote "Aston Villa from Birmingham" Logically thats where the Inter Milan came from its just a shortening of "Internazionale of / from Milan", its lazy but thats all it is Its like someone complaining about someone writing "The Birmingham club" when writing about the Villa
Bicks
05/06/2007 13:44:00
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Although a minor point I think it was very well put and also very relevant. As stennyvilla indicated how would we feel if we were called Aston Villa Birmingham. In Italian terms it would be like calling Juve, Juventus Turin (Torino). It shouldn't happen.
voiceoftheholte
05/06/2007 14:04:00
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It's a fair point. In the same way that neither Glasgow Celtic nor Glasgow Rangers exist.
Jamie1967
05/06/2007 14:06:00
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Barstool, that really worried me for a second then. Once I realised what you were on about though, I found the info quite interesting. However if you ever scare me like that again I'll hunt you down. LOL.
paddy@villa
05/06/2007 14:15:00
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Excellent point Stennyvilla,very interesting.Also I think there has been more Villa players to play in Italy than any other British club.
Pking
05/06/2007 14:22:00
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Wow, didn't know that. So how come on their official site the header reads Internazionale Milano, and their Logo reads FCIM ?
JPiggy
05/06/2007 15:00:00
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