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is anyone actually trying to do this?
I'm sure we could have something in a nice set of pastels.
The British flag is a great design. St George's cross is crap in comparison.
All the flags of Britain and Ireland in order of goodness:
I think we should nick the dragon off the Welsh flag and stick it on the Union Jack. Tastefully mind - in the middle.
was put together when The St Georges Cross was representative of 'England & Wales'.
Wales was annexed by Edward I of England in 1282 and following the Laws in Wales Acts 1535–1542 it was legally part of the 'Kingdom of England'. So Wales is represented on the Union Flag by the St Georges Cross.
The Y Ddraig Goch (Red dragon) flag was only granted official status in 1959.
True story. The UK is well screwy.
The St David's Cross flag is boss. As is Saint Piran's (Cornwall). As is Cornwall's.
but it's regognized as a separate country now... any, who cares - DRAGON!
England and Wales is a legal unit within the United Kingdom. It consists of England and Wales, two of the four countries of the United Kingdom. Unlike Scotland and Northern Ireland, Wales follows the legal system known as English law, and the two form the constitutional successor to the former Kingdom of England. England and Wales are therefore treated as a single unit (see state) in private international law.
I'm not fussed, tbh. I'll call Wales whatever its people want it to be called.
I'm open to Offa's. :-D
my grandparents were told to take down a st georges a couple months ago. i dont think you can technically ban a flag
Good work sir.
and where did they have it up? That seems a bit mental.
was it the welsh?
wasnt the police,some council busy body i believe.
think it was because it had 'england' written on it.
put it up because its fifty years since they moved here.
how even could you do it?
Those facebook groups and suchlike always seem to be massive over-reaction to (for example) one school deciding not to celebrate it because the head doesn't think it's such a good idea, or one particular government department changes its letterhead or something. Cue heavy-handed Daily Mail campaigns etc.
St George was a FRAUD
quite a good likeness for a historical figure. Almost photo-realistic.
but I JUST WON'T LISTEN!
so then they can claim it's due to "the reds" or "the pc gone mad brigade" and actually collectively explode in a boom of apoplexy and hopelessly misplaced self-righteousness
outrage is a very popular emotion on the internet. I think the second one would get more people joining ironically, but that really limits your groups potential.
With the first one, I reckon it would be fairly successful, but it would require you to spam people with invited to that blatantly ignorant and wrongheaded group. And be listed as the creator of the group.
Could you handle that sort of internet shame/acclaim? I couldn't. That's why I nominate you :)
give it some legitemacy...everyone should do one
I'm slightly concerned that my non-retarded acquaintances will actually think I'm into this kind of thing
officially changed to feature the word ENGLAND in some kind of wavey serifed Word Arty font printed over it?
have it in Comic Sans.
I'll write to Liz.
I like the way you think.
I'm like you, but slower
And if you don't join the group, chances are they'll get away with it.
Same goes for paedophilia, murder, television programmes and Facebook itself. Please, join the groups.
Please. Think of the children.
the PC brigade has sabotaged it. theyre dneyin our freedom of speach
if there was a THREADSMASH group, I'd join that
we shud ban ramadam and see how they lik it
get out of the commentary
and that they were armed and had psuedo military uniforms. That would show Noel Edmonds.
to see Noel Edmonds being hogtied and then brutalised by a group of men in pink uniform
I'll make a start on the sewing.
'why is st george the patron saint of england?'
what is the association? i am genuinly unaware of any connection, i am not being sly, im being totally sincere
who did he visit? did he have tea? seriously that doesnt sound like its enough...having visited.
i too am genuinely intrigued
he just visits and then "bang" you're now our patron saint?
He was/is the patron of other countries too though right? is this allowed? who regulates this mythical one-upmanship?
And also the patron saint of butchers (not the dog food, mind).
what tracks do you have on the album, we need one for a single
well there's tracks about girls, drugs, dragons, love
WAIT... did you say dragons ?
actually if a song was released into the mainstream about dragons i'd buy it.
i think i'll write to girls aloud and ask them to do a song about dragons.
maaaaaaaaay have gone off topic here.
having visited doesnt seem to be any sort of reason.....unless he threw a lot of sweets into the crowds
Edward the something had no real liking for the previous patron st - st Edmund so changed it. Edmund used to be an old king of Suffolk, which didn't fit into the politics of Edward.
Also has somthing to do with the fact that george was a bit popular back then. Loads of people were killed in the crusades in his name I believe.
There's no direct connection, and no credible suggestion that he ever visited.
Edward III wasnt meant to be a very nice man was he?
was it? was edward III the one who did all the welsh castles then? or was that edward II
I represent the powerful 'Stop Cruelty to Dragons' lobby
'oh england my lion heart' a la kate bush
as I hold dual nationality.
you would have whole crowds at football matches doing the intro going 'duh duh duh DUH duh-duh duh duh' in union.
There's no question about it.
That's an anthem just for England.
"Drop out of life with bong in hand
Follow the smoke to the riff-filled land".
today on pedant's corner:
Did you know that the name of the flag is actually the UNION FLAG. It can only be called the UNION JACK when flown from the back of a ship? You do now.
Join me next week for another Pedant's corner.
and that bollocks about the Union Jack is one of the most frequent examples.
Nautical miles at that. Read this: http://www.flaginstitute.org/index.php?location=7.1
Even the Admiralty doesn't make a distinction.
My SCOUTMASTER! They can't be wrong can they? Can they?
The point about pedantry is that it's supposed to be dead on, not 'not far off'.
Also: Pedant's Corner should be 'Pedants' Corner'.
Or 'Pedant Corner'.
Or 'Pendantry Corner'.
Or 'Corner Reserved for the Exclusive Use of Pedants'.
It is MY corner. THerefore Pedant's Corner = the corner of the (singular) pedant.
As soon as it was queried you became the second pedant. So even on that basis: FAIL.
It was me who was pedantic in the first fucking place. I'll come round there and stick my apostrophe where it would make you MOST uncomfortable young Stealthy unless you DROP IT!
Not content with whipping up a protest about the march being "banned" – when the journalists would have known full well that it hadn't been banned, as well as knowing why the funding had been pulled – the Star is now claiming credit for Sandwell Council's £38,000 budget for celebrations, despite the fact these were planned all along.
It's a brilliantly cynical bit of publicity for the paper.
incredible stuff there from the 'fearless, crusading Daily Star'
i mean, i shouldn't be surprised, but that's an incredible turnaround. i actually can't believe that story exists.
"Council bigwigs realised they were well and truly in the trenches as the fearless, crusading Daily Star was supported by West Bromwich East MP Tom Watson."
St Edmund is the REAL patron saint of England. Well, was, a long long time ago.
sorry, but this thing really pissses me off.
Things like this are MADE UP by BNP members or just general cunts,
that want to incite the general sun reading moronic public into
more feelings of hostility to people of non-christian religion and non UK origin.
but why be a bellend about it?
im only stating the truth, and i wasnt in a great mood at time of reading it, so, shoot me, meh.
dangerous bellend to know
but yet the council are always willing to appear being photographed at the Diwali and Sikh street parades.
That kind of thing rankles some.
and out liberal each other, but i just happen to think that in certain ways it is.
Where i deviate from the party line is that i hate humanity in its entirity so couldn't care less one way or t'other.
perhaps explaining a thing or two about a thing or two, too
BACK TO SURREY WITH YOU
Charade you are.
just cause if youre the sort of person who thinks its happening, you probably deserve it to.
In reality though the sort of scum ho complain about this probably are the reason many people now feel uncomfortable around the english flag.
Personally though I couldnt give a shit for flags.