Worth mentioning: the top flight of the Spanish football league is colloquially known as "La Liga" abroad, at least in the UK.
The garter? I have never heard of this word before in the league context :)) what does it mean? How comes there is no option of "The league"?
I just googled this to try to see what on earth "garter" has to do with "league". The only thing of relevance I found was something about a "Lingerie Football League" in Toronto.
"Garter snake" or garter belt but I have never heard of garter having any other use. Maybe sports nuts hear this term watching EPSN all day long.
Yes, in Mexico they use "liga" for rubber band. I guess that is where they are getting garter from...something stretchy that holds stuff together. But VERY strange in this section.