Vexillologist Shortage (Part 1)

I saw a recent app that showed a flag for a user based on their stated country. The flag for users from the United Kingdom was the one below:

st-george-cross

This the flag for England, and not that of the United Kingdom as a whole. The UK consists of the countries of England, Scotland, and Wales as well as the province of Northern Ireland.

Using the flag of just one part of the country to represent the whole is a bit like using this flag for the US

images

Given the offense, after centuries of mistreatment, that would be felt by most Scots and Welsh people at being called English, maybe the impact is more like using this flag for the US

Confed

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Published in: on 1 February, 2013 at 7:00  Comments (1)  

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  1. Ouch! 😉


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