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Your Countries flags rated (I've added my cities too Toronto)

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  1. dknguyen

    dknguyen Well-Known Member

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    Not to fear, it's on many other flags on the website.
     
  2. blueroomelectronics

    blueroomelectronics Well-Known Member

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    The UK flag is there, is their a different flag for South Wales?
     
  3. Brian Hoskins

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    Yes Wales is a country that is part of the UK. England have their own flag, Scotland have theirs and we have ours. Here's our Welsh flag, which obviously I think is the best :p

    [​IMG]

    Brian
     
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  5. Nigel Goodwin

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    Except Wales are allowed to fly their flag, England isn't! :(
     
  6. blueroomelectronics

    blueroomelectronics Well-Known Member

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    Well who wouldn't want a Gryphon on their flag, looks pretty cool.
     
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    Looks like the image of the beast in scripture. Scary!!
     
  8. HiTech

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    Almost looks like a wall decoration at a Chinese buffet!
    BTW why aren't the Welsh referred to as Wales instead?
     
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  9. Brian Hoskins

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    Why aren't the Americans reffered to as America?! America is the country, Americans are the people who are born / live in that country. Similarly, Wales is the country, and the Welsh are the people who are from that country.

    Nigel - I can't even count the number of English flags I see stuck to people's cars or in their home windows, especially during a sporting event. And I've seen the English flag used as a symbol to identify English participants in sporting events, too. Obviously, if the sporting event is made up of participants picked from the "pool" of the entire UK, then usually the British flag is used.

    Brian
     
  10. Nigel Goodwin

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    They can't stop the public flying it, but it's not allowed on public buildings - apparently the PC brigade consider it 'racist'?. We can fly the Welsh flag on public buildings though!.
     
  11. Brian Hoskins

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    I think it's probably because England is seen as "Great Britain" and the rest of us just come under England's umbrella. Because of this, it's frowned upon for England to support an English flag on public buildings - as if it's an insult to the other countries of the UK.

    I have to say I don't agree with that though. Everyone should be able to show a bit of pride for their country if they want to. If I see someone flying an England flag it doesn't make me feel in the least bit angry or irritated at all. If they're from England, why shouldn't they feel proud of that if they want to? As long as we beat them at Rugby I couldn't care what flag they fly! ;)

    It's all part of the silly political correctness thing isn't it.

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  12. Brian Hoskins

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    Oh - that's what you meant by the PC brigade.

    Brian
     
  13. eaterbugs

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    hey fellas
    have a look at my country's flag..
    -the only non sq/rectangular flag in the WHOLE WORLD!!..
    pretty creative ..huh?;)
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  14. jpanhalt

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    What's the difference between a flag and a pennant? To some nit pickers, a flag must be rectangular (or square).
    Ohio draws some distinction as being the only state in the USA that does not have a flag. It has a pennant. :D John
     
  15. eaterbugs

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    Well Nepal(my country ;) ) being a historic 1 with a very ancinet past has carried on the same pennant (actually itz 2 pennants ..lolz) until now.....
    note: ws nice 2 know about OHIO though..:D
     
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    Yeh, but we don't have any mountains in Ohio. I have never heard the explanation why it isn't rectangular. Yours is quite attractive, symbolic, and unique. John
     
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    But American is a derivative of America. Welsh sounds and is spelled completely different than Wales. Sort of like Danish are to Denmark. Even English is close to England. Yup, I think your ancestors didn't want to be referred to as wales.
     
  18. eaterbugs

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    well i guess it is related with smthing that dates back before the history itself:D ..back then there were no need for the flags to be esp. rectngular in shape.. pennant is actually an ancient form of flags(or at least thatz what wikipedia told me;) )...and as it ws never colonised by ny1 there ws no need to revise the flag and i guess thatz why it remained the way it was..:)
     
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    Wales. Welsh. Hmmmm, I've never thought of it like that - because I've grown up here the association that Welsh people come from Wales seems natural. Anyway they're vaguely similar - they both begin with a W!

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