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Max The Magnificent
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re: Union Jack vs. Union Flag
Max The Magnificent   12/17/2012 9:06:49 PM
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LOL

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re: Union Jack vs. Union Flag
Max The Magnificent   12/17/2012 9:06:31 PM
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It's worse that that: England, Britain, Great Britain, and The United Kingdom are all different

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re: Union Jack vs. Union Flag
Max The Magnificent   12/17/2012 9:05:38 PM
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The main Wikipedia article says that the flag flown from a jack staff is an itty-bitty one called a "Jack" -- but that it's now common usage to use both "Union Jack" and "Union Flag" to refer to the full-up flag

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Josiah   12/15/2012 7:31:26 PM
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I see the same error with the US flag where people think you just drop it down from the horizontal. The star field must always be in the upper left.

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CBurkeBtB   12/13/2012 7:59:11 PM
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Regarding Sir Mick: "While you're about it, perhaps you could also point out to him that "Get off of my cloud" (the chorus of the song) is not the kind of English that he was knighted for." That is the sort of English up with which one should not put... ;)

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an_m   12/13/2012 7:54:30 PM
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so its a flag, not a jack in your article... we british ...

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re: Union Jack vs. Union Flag
an_m   12/13/2012 7:52:35 PM
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Ah . Jack. I think its only a union jack when its flown from a jack staff, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackstaff else its a union flag, as flown from a flag pole.

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re: Union Jack vs. Union Flag
IDontUseTheForumSoWhyAmIForc   12/12/2012 6:22:20 PM
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And I was just getting over my North American ignorance of thinking that UK, Britain and England were one and the same ... oh well. Flying a flag upside down is used as a universal call of distress, however the Union Flag/Jack does make it difficult due to its intricacies of design. I'll admit that I never knew about the spacing relationships of the diagonals, but now I should be able to tell ... thanks for the education

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David Ashton   12/11/2012 11:19:08 PM
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When I was a boy scout, back in the mists of time, we got taught about this but I'd forgotten it till I saw this. If you remember that the top red diagonal furthest from the flagpole has to be high in its white band, that works no matter which side you look at. I remember pointing out to someone that their flag was upside down and getting roundly abused for my trouble....

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Max The Magnificent   12/11/2012 9:31:16 PM
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I know I shall be keeping an "eagle eye" open in the future :-)

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