In this football language post we look at the newspaper headline from the Mirror newspaper, ‘St George 3 Dragons 0‘ after England’s 3-0 victory over Wales in the 2022 World Cup. You can see more newspaper headlines here and don’t forget we have hundreds more explanations of football language in our football glossary. If you have questions or comments about this or any other phrase then email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Newspaper Headlines: St George 3 Dragons 0
This newspaper headline from the Mirror describes the England win over Wales in the 2022 World Cup Group B game. Rather than using the names of the countries (England and Wales) the headline has used the nicknames of the two countries. This is a form of a metonym which is when a word or phrase refers to something that it has a connection with: Dragon and St George are connected to Wales and England respectively. St George is the patron saint of England and legend has it that he killed a dragon, which of course is a symbol of Wales (you can see one on the national flag).
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