Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Why Is It A Cup?

I understand the 'World' bit, obviously, but I'm still not sure why it's a World Cup.
And don't just say it's because originally the trophy was probably a large cup. What I'm asking is: why do we use cups as trophies for sporting events and competitions?

Are we assuming that whoever wins must be very thirsty?

Anyone who can answer this must be a very clever person indeed.


Joe said...

I mean, why not a piece of giant cutlery instead? The World Fork. That would be could. The FA Fork.

Anonymous said...

The FA Fish Knife was handed in during the last amnesty and the FA Plastic Drink Stirer was accidentally thrown away...

Kat said...

Hey Joe,
I think it has a lot to do with Ancient Greese and their prizes for games. For example, you might win a whole bunch of olive oil but how would you carry it home??? Well, you'd get this nice shiny amphora, check it out: http://www.allianceforarts.org/galleries/olympic/met_mus.htm


Kat said...

Darn, I didn't finish that post. How do you add hyperlinks in this thing??

Any way, I reckon that's what it's all about.

On to more important things, congratulations - I always knew the people of Bolton were smart.

I now have a blog: http://thatkat2.blogspot.com/

This is the only way I could post a comment and I really, really wanted to be a smarty pants over the whole cup prize thing. Oh yeah, thoses Greeks also gave out laurel wreaths like the modern olympics - bonkers or what?

Total imunity from spelling mistakes.

Super Kat