Football (soccer) term

Discussion in 'English Only' started by Frank78, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. Frank78

    Frank78 Senior Member

    Saxony-Anhalt
    German
    Hello everybody,

    Is a football chant necessarily a song or can it be a short shouted phrase as well, like "Come on England"? If not, How do you call these short slogans.

    Thank you in advance.
     
  2. Nena19

    Nena19 Senior Member

    USA
    English (USA), Spanish (Mexico)
  3. Loob

    Loob Senior Member

    English UK
    Yes, I'd say "chant" covers pretty much everything rhythmical...

    In BrE, you wouldn't use "cheer" for a football (= soccer) chant, though.

    Here's a Wiki article telling you more than you could ever wish to know:D
     
  4. Nena19

    Nena19 Senior Member

    USA
    English (USA), Spanish (Mexico)
    Good point, Loob! I should have clarified that "cheer" is used in American English. :)
     

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