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AlexAD

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Hi,

I can understand 'star-spangled banner' or 'star-spangled flag', but 'star-spangled banner flag' confuses me
as I consider flag to be a type of banner, which makes one of the words in the combination redundant.

Can you please help me to understand that.

Thanks,

Alex
 

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If you google 'star-spangled banner flag', enlightenment will ensue.
 

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If you google 'star-spangled banner flag', enlightenment will ensue.
All due respect Rover, but you didn't get what I'm asking. I spent time googling the subject and didn't find the answer. In fact, I do it every time before asking a question on the forum.
 

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The American flag is "the star-spangled banner."

Just call it either "the American flag" or "the star-spangled banner." Don't try to combine them.
 

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