Football’s coming home…

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I’m not sure if it is. However, the song itself is interesting from an English Language perspective.

Three Lion’s was originally released in 1996 and had nothing to do with England winning the world cup.

Initially the song referred to the fact that England was hosting the world cup.

It’s interesting that over the years the song has come to mean England winning the World Cup with various bands producing covers.

This process is called semantic change: the change in the meaning of words over time.

This is an interesting article about semantic change both in British English and in English spoken in other countries. https://www.thoughtco.com/semantic-change-words-1692078

It is well worth a read.

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