Why “It’s Coming Home” Is the Phrase that Defines England’s World Cup Hopes

Published: 9/07/2018
Why “It’s Coming Home” Is the Phrase that Defines England’s World Cup Hopes
Source: SLATE.COM

English contains more than 170,000 words, but, thanks to England’s success in the 2018 World Cup, the language’s inventors now only seem to know how to say three: “It’s coming home.” It refers to football, and the chant-turned-phrase-turned-meme is a winking catch-all to evoke an ironic sense of hope that England could go all the way. That sardonic patina fades with every England win, however, and

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