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Hi,
Why were English football not carrying union jack flag but a "red cross on white" flag ?
 
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The Red is English flag, aka the Cross of Saint George.
The Union Flag is made up of the (and I doubt I get this right) English, Scotish, Welsh and Irish flags.
Hows my knowledge given I'm not English, but come from 'one of the pink bits'?
 
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As near as,
The Red + cross is england.
The white x on blue scotland.
The red x cross welsh.
You should know not to mention the irish....
The 'Jack' is the pole, so its called the union flag, not the union jack.
 
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Originally posted by Simon Lee:
The 'Jack' is the pole, so its called the union flag, not the union jack.


See, knew that, but not why.
and my heritage is Irish
 
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The Union Flag is the flag for Great Britain, England, Wales and Scotland.
Each of these countries have their own flag too.
England - Red "+ -type" cross on White (George Cross)
Wales - Red Dragon
Scotland - Blue "x-type" cross on white (St Andrew's Cross)
Ireland is a country in it's own right.
[ June 26, 2002: Message edited by: Angela Poynton ]
 
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England,Ireland ..it is all the same. (JavaRanch is a friendly place for greenhorns to meet. Take your God-given right to insult other cultures gratuitously somewhere else.)
[ June 26, 2002: Message edited by: Michael Ernest ]
 
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Oh oh, now the PC moderator is annoyed. tsk tsk
 
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To clarify, here's a snippet from http://www.britain-info.org
The United Kingdom is made up of the countries of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Its full name is the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Great Britain, on the other hand, comprises only England, Scotland and Wales. The term ‘Britain’ is used informally to refer to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The United Kingdom was created by an Act of Parliament in 1801.
In the Middle Ages, Wales was made up of several small kingdoms or principalities which, by 1300, had come largely under English control. Yet Wales was formally incorporated into England only by Parliamentary legislation that began in 1536.
Scotland and England had separate monarchies until 1603, when King James VI of Scotland succeeded Queen Elizabeth I on the English throne. A full merger of the two countries, forming the Kingdom of Great Britain, followed in 1707.
Ireland had come under varying degrees of English influence from the 12th century onward, but was not united to Great Britain until 1801. In 1922, southern Ireland withdrew from the union.
 
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Sorry I was mistaken,
Flag description: blue with the red cross of Saint George (patron saint of England) edged in white superimposed on the diagonal red cross of Saint Patrick (patron saint of Ireland) and which is superimposed on the diagonal white cross of Saint Andrew (patron saint of Scotland); known as the Union Flag or Union Jack; the design and colors (especially the Blue Ensign) have been the basis for a number of other flags including other Commonwealth countries and their constituent states or provinces, as well as British overseas territories

http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/uk.html
 
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Thanks for the info George. I had always thought that the United Kingdom and Great Britain were synonyms, but I am glad to see the clarification.

Oh oh, now the PC moderator is annoyed. tsk tsk


Just a general question for those of you who enjoy posting anonymously... You all know you are only "anonymous" to the general membership (and even then we can usually figure out who you are), and not the moderators, right? So my question is, why bother?
 
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It's ok by me if he wants to dig himself a hole.
 
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Well , who would take the trouble to login?
Who cares anyway what some two bit moderator thinks
 
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On second thoughts forget what I said above. Enough of the bad blood.
 
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Just so you know, one benefit of logging in would be to allow you to edit or delete your own posts after making them.
 
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Originally posted by <sage>:
Who cares anyway what some two bit moderator thinks


Hey Michael - he thinks that you are a Two-bit moderator!! .
I wonder what kind of a moderator it takes to impress HIM?? :roll:
Course that must be because HE is so darn java qualified that he has to hide his identity so that we do not faint from AWE . < sheesh >
 
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"there is no such thing as "great man" for a lackey".
 
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