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From: "Harold Torode" <>
Subject: Re: Flags and Flag protocol
Date: Tue, 19 Jan 1999 18:58:18 -0000
David and Loyola
>I know now not to call the flag a jack:
Correctly it should be called the union flag, however it can be called a
jack when used in that context, i.e. as a ships flag specifically for
showing the ship's nationality.
>I also know that it is not correct to write names across a flag, even if
you are proud of the city/town/state/county you come from.
No and really you shouldn't make them into wastecoats, dresses or anything
else, but that has been done, especially by entertainers, of more than one
nation, for quite some time now.
>The flag was definitely upside down: if you watch the cricket, the Barmy
>Army probably will be at the next Australia vs England match, so keep an
>eye on the shots of the crowd: you may see the same flag there.
Well that's just it, they're Barmy. But then it's not meant as an insult and
they don't cause trouble in general, so I guess we can all manage to live
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