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Re: Flagshagging

Post by Martin Y » Thu Mar 25, 2021 10:29 am

Tessa K wrote:
Thu Mar 25, 2021 10:26 am
... and the City of London has a different one.

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Watch out! It's got a knife!

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Re: Flagshagging

Post by Tessa K » Thu Mar 25, 2021 10:30 am

Martin Y wrote:
Thu Mar 25, 2021 10:29 am
Tessa K wrote:
Thu Mar 25, 2021 10:26 am
... and the City of London has a different one.
Watch out! It's got a knife!
Given it's the City of London, the more likely meaning is 'get away from all our heaps of money'.

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Re: Flagshagging

Post by Martin Y » Thu Mar 25, 2021 10:49 am

Tessa K wrote:
Thu Mar 25, 2021 10:30 am
Martin Y wrote:
Thu Mar 25, 2021 10:29 am
Tessa K wrote:
Thu Mar 25, 2021 10:26 am
... and the City of London has a different one.
Watch out! It's got a knife!
Given it's the City of London, the more likely meaning is 'get away from all our heaps of money'.
I assumed it was old enough to be a symbol with a more Ankh-Morporkian practicality like "you're probably going to want one of these".

Its wiki page describes competing claims that it stabbed Wat Tyler (probably fable) or beheaded St Paul (more likely).

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Re: Flagshagging

Post by Tessa K » Thu Mar 25, 2021 10:57 am

Martin Y wrote:
Thu Mar 25, 2021 10:49 am
Tessa K wrote:
Thu Mar 25, 2021 10:30 am
Martin Y wrote:
Thu Mar 25, 2021 10:29 am


Watch out! It's got a knife!
Given it's the City of London, the more likely meaning is 'get away from all our heaps of money'.
I assumed it was old enough to be a symbol with a more Ankh-Morporkian practicality like "you're probably going to want one of these".

Its wiki page describes competing claims that it stabbed Wat Tyler (probably fable) or beheaded St Paul (more likely).
Or we can do you a good deal on a gross of these if you want to get a bit feisty.

My personal flag might have crossed knitting needles with a cake on one side of the X and a book on the other. Possibly sharpened knitting needles.

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Re: Flagshagging

Post by bmforre » Thu Mar 25, 2021 11:08 am

Tessa K wrote:
Thu Mar 25, 2021 10:57 am
My personal flag might have crossed knitting needles with a cake on one side of the X and a book on the other. Possibly sharpened knitting needles.
As long as the sharpened needles aren't poisoned like Masai arrows ...

BTW what's the way to indicate poisoning in Heraldics?

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Re: Flagshagging

Post by headshot » Thu Mar 25, 2021 11:11 am

Martin Y wrote:
Thu Mar 25, 2021 10:29 am
Tessa K wrote:
Thu Mar 25, 2021 10:26 am
... and the City of London has a different one.
Watch out! It's got a knife!
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Re: Flagshagging

Post by veravista » Thu Mar 25, 2021 11:51 am

Knife? You call that a knife?
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Re: Flagshagging

Post by Tessa K » Thu Mar 25, 2021 1:23 pm

veravista wrote:
Thu Mar 25, 2021 11:51 am
Knife? You call that a knife?
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No, I call it a sword. And yours are Saxon seaxes aka cutlasses. It's always good to know your pointy things.

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Re: Flagshagging

Post by jimbob » Thu Mar 25, 2021 2:00 pm

Should we include the second jet for Prime Ministerial transport - which has been acquired at an undisclosed price.

I'm interested how much the combined cost of that, its refit and paintjob, and the festival of Brexit will cost compared to the NHS payrise.
Have you considered stupidity as an explanation

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Re: Flagshagging

Post by veravista » Thu Mar 25, 2021 2:04 pm

Thats me telt

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Re: Flagshagging

Post by sTeamTraen » Thu Mar 25, 2021 2:17 pm

Man wins Internet.

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Re: Flagshagging

Post by jimbob » Thu Mar 25, 2021 2:45 pm

sTeamTraen wrote:
Thu Mar 25, 2021 2:17 pm
Man wins Internet.


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Well said
Have you considered stupidity as an explanation

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Re: Flagshagging

Post by veravista » Thu Mar 25, 2021 3:17 pm

I rather like this one, although for some reason certain people tend to get emotional about it
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Re: Flagshagging

Post by JellyandJackson » Thu Mar 25, 2021 3:41 pm

sTeamTraen wrote:
Thu Mar 25, 2021 2:17 pm
Man wins Internet.


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That’s fantastic.
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Re: Flagshagging

Post by Rich Scopie » Thu Mar 25, 2021 3:42 pm

sTeamTraen wrote:
Thu Mar 25, 2021 2:17 pm
Man wins Internet.


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I wonder if his head's shaped uncannily like London Planetarium..?
It first was a rumour dismissed as a lie, but then came the evidence none could deny:
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Re: Flagshagging

Post by sTeamTraen » Thu Mar 25, 2021 4:00 pm

veravista wrote:
Thu Mar 25, 2021 3:17 pm
I rather like this one, although for some reason certain people tend to get emotional about it

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Apologies for the nerdery, but if the intention is to depict European institutions in a favourable light, then (a) there should be 12 stars rather than 15, (b) they should all be oriented the same way with a point at the top (i.e., the points should not radiating outwards from the centre of the circle), and (c) they should be yellow.

But maybe I'm missing a point and this is some obscure UK colony?
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Re: Flagshagging

Post by headshot » Thu Mar 25, 2021 4:16 pm

sTeamTraen wrote:
Thu Mar 25, 2021 4:00 pm
veravista wrote:
Thu Mar 25, 2021 3:17 pm
I rather like this one, although for some reason certain people tend to get emotional about it

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Apologies for the nerdery, but if the intention is to depict European institutions in a favourable light, then (a) there should be 12 stars rather than 15, (b) they should all be oriented the same way with a point at the top (i.e., the points should not radiating outwards from the centre of the circle), and (c) they should be yellow.

But maybe I'm missing a point and this is some obscure UK colony?
Cook Islands innit.

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Re: Flagshagging

Post by Gfamily » Thu Mar 25, 2021 4:18 pm

sTeamTraen wrote:
Thu Mar 25, 2021 4:00 pm
veravista wrote:
Thu Mar 25, 2021 3:17 pm
I rather like this one, although for some reason certain people tend to get emotional about it

flag.png
Apologies for the nerdery, but if the intention is to depict European institutions in a favourable light, then (a) there should be 12 stars rather than 15, (b) they should all be oriented the same way with a point at the top (i.e., the points should not radiating outwards from the centre of the circle), and (c) they should be yellow.

But maybe I'm missing a point and this is some obscure UK colony?
Turns out it's the Cook Islands flag.
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Re: Flagshagging

Post by bagpuss » Thu Mar 25, 2021 4:22 pm

Apparently we used to breed swans for the King here in Bucks, which explains this weirdness.

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And my birth/childhood county of Warwickshire is overrun with bears holding ragged staffs, obviously.

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Re: Flagshagging

Post by veravista » Thu Mar 25, 2021 4:36 pm

Anyway, here in our village we have flag poles, a couple of hundred at last count, on houses, the chapel, shops and the school. At Christmas they have trees and lights, then we do Union Jacks and St Georges. A few people have still got their pride flags up, sometimes the occasional Saltire and Welsh dragon turns up and even a few NHS banners - but for the big occasions (the open gardens & scarecrow festival) it's always the Derbyshire flags.

Will this be illegal in the future? ( I didn't actually realise there is proper legislation as to what flags you can fly)

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Re: Flagshagging

Post by Orabona » Thu Mar 25, 2021 9:18 pm

I was rather taken with the Pewsey flag. But if Pewsey, why not Cerne Abbas?

I understand that an early restoration of the giant mistakenly merged his nob with his navel, giving an exaggerated impression of his virility. Never mind; all the better to repel Danish invaders, London commuters and second home owners. They don't like it up 'em.

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Re: Flagshagging

Post by nezumi » Thu Mar 25, 2021 9:27 pm

I'm terribly depressed by the fact I can't find a flag for my area, we're not North Yorkshire and we're not Durham or anything either. I live in :cry: a flagless place :cry:

No flag.
Not even a sh.t flag.
No flag.
Flagless.
Bereft of flag.
*sniff*
Non fui. Fui. Non sum. Non curo.

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Re: Flagshagging

Post by Orabona » Thu Mar 25, 2021 9:43 pm

Second thoughts about the Cerne Abbas flag. It should not be a flag but a gonfalon.

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Re: Flagshagging

Post by Nero » Thu Mar 25, 2021 10:26 pm

Orabona wrote:
Thu Mar 25, 2021 9:18 pm
I was rather taken with the Pewsey flag. But if Pewsey, why not Cerne Abbas?
I guess the flag pole would be sufficient in this case, no need for extra boasting.

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Re: Flagshagging

Post by Nero » Thu Mar 25, 2021 10:26 pm

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