Two policemen are talking outside Number 10. One says to the other, "I knew about the flag but the scoreboard is a surprise." Indeed, a giant scrolling scoreboard has been installed on the front of the prime minister's residence to display the latest World Cup scores. (Not really!)
Come on England! (Or should that be Ingerland?)
England to go out on penalties at some stage. Rooney sent off in first match. Brazil to win.
If you fly the flag, you show that you are proud of your country, or that you support a particular cause. This may involve flying an actual flag, although you can use the expression figuratively. • Flying the flag for North Devon, a youthful Woolsery side played brilliantly to win the Devon Intermediate Cup this season.
• Suddenly the nation's going cross-eyed with World Cup fever (MailOnline)
At least one council has banned the flying of flags. Expect outraged Daily Mail article soon.