First of all, my initial reaction was... "Squash?! Oh, you mean racquetball?"
[Side Note: Yes, I am from America and we play RACQUETBALL, not squash; BASEBALL, not cricket; and SOCCER, not football; and our FOOTBALL is played with padding, helmets, and an oblong ball. But that is a whole other discussion.]
So anyway, no, apparently they are two DIFFERENT sports because one uses a hard ball and the other a soft. And it is called "Squash" as a reference to the "squashable" soft ball used to play it. (In case you were wondering,
My co-workers asked me if I've played/knew how to play...Of course I told them "Yes." Actually it was more like, "Heck yeah!" with a fist pump. But seriously, I have only played raqcuetball like once before, BUT I have researched squash on Wikipedia, so that counts, right?! RIGHT.
So here goes nothing...ugh, I am totally going to get my arse handed to me by a bunch of Brits and I am never going hear the end of it. Awesome. Stupid squash.
[Interesting tid-bit: Wikipedia mentions that squash has been recognized as the "world's heathliest sport." WTF does that mean? Seriously, I would like to know. And how exactly did they decide that?!]