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The Pointless Rugby World Cup

by | 20th, October 2007

RUGBY World Cup: Letters to the Telegraph:

SIR – I believe the strange phrase “England flag” results from the inexplicable preference for emblazoning the English flag with the pointless word England.

Like all heraldic devices, flags are a language in themselves, designed for instant recognition in the field of battle and elsewhere. They may be understood even by the illiterate.

I have yet to see a tricolour with “France” written on it, or a stars and stripes with “USA”.

Graham Beard, Liverpool

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