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Sunday, February 24, 2008

Union Yank 

For TigerHawk points that can be redeemed for respect on this blog, identify this now defunct flag without peeking at the answer. [UPDATE: Second and perhaps better answer here.] Propose contemporary uses for it in the comments.



13 Comments:

By Blogger Whiskey, at Sun Feb 24, 11:17:00 PM:

It's Hawaii's. Or rather the Kingdom of Hawaii's before annexation in 1898 IIRC.

Did you know Cook's Point is still British Territory?  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Sun Feb 24, 11:21:00 PM:

It's America's first flag, the Grand Union Flag.

--SF Tiger  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Sun Feb 24, 11:22:00 PM:

Oh, uh, not this SF Tiger, RIP.

--SF Tiger  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Sun Feb 24, 11:49:00 PM:

British East India Company by chance?  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Mon Feb 25, 12:02:00 AM:

The state flag of HAWAII still uses the UNION JACK on it  

By Blogger jj mollo, at Mon Feb 25, 12:14:00 AM:

I found three in this list of flags by design. Don't peek.  

By Blogger Gary Rosen, at Mon Feb 25, 02:18:00 AM:

Hawaii (honest I knew before reading the comments).  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Mon Feb 25, 07:35:00 AM:

"Propose contemporary uses for it in the comments."

This just in:

25/02/2018 LONDON, ENGLAND (UPI): After a year of feisty debate and parlimentary bickering, the people of Great Britain voted today to leave the British Commonwealth and become America's 52nd state, following Puerto Rico's statehood last year.

"It was sink or swim," said John Muttonchops, leader of the Statehood Movement Party which successfully lobbied Parliament to allow the nationwide vote. "They had just as much to lose as we did," he said, referring to recent elections in which Muslims took control of both Houses.

Designs for a new flag are being considered. "It needs to say Britain, but it also needs to say America," said Mary Hutchins, America's offical seamstress. "But where would we find such a thing?"  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Mon Feb 25, 02:24:00 PM:

Here is the official description of the Hawaiian flag:

[§5-19] Description of the Hawaiian flag. The official description of the Hawaiian flag as authorized to represent the State of Hawaii on land and sea, and authorized for executive state agencies, second to the stars and stripes of the United States shall be:

(1) The Hawaiian flag shall consist of eight horizontal stripes, alternately white, red, blue, etc., beginning at the top, having a jack cantoned in the dexter chief angle next to the point of suspension;

(2) The jack shall consist of a blue field charged with a compound saltire (crossing) of alternate tincture white and red, the white having precedence; a narrow edge of white borders each red side of the saltire;

(3) A red cross bordered with white is charged (placed) over all;

(4) The proportion shall be as follows:

(A) The fly (length) is twice the hoist (width);

(B) The jack is half the hoist (width) in breadth and 7-16 the fly in length;

(C) The arms of the red cross with border shall be equal in width to one of the horizontal stripes; the white border shall be one-third the width of the red cross;

(D) The arms of the compound saltire (crossing) are equal in width to the red cross, the tinctures white, red, and the border being in the proportion of 3, 2, 1, respectively.  

By Blogger Assistant Village Idiot, at Mon Feb 25, 08:35:00 PM:

I didn't guess, so no credit for me. I did follow the links.

1. DEC's blog is exactly the sort of strange I would have expected from him.

2. Comforting to know that there is indeed a Queer Pagan flag. I predict it will have a great future as a bumpersticker, but not much else.  

By Blogger SR, at Mon Feb 25, 11:12:00 PM:

Just got back from Honolulu last week. I wondered what that goofy flag with the Union Jack was. It was seen everywhere.

For Dr. Mercury: we ran the A/C full time in the hotel.  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Mon Feb 25, 11:40:00 PM:

Its suppose to consist of the three saints ST GEORGE of ENGLAND,ST PATRICK OF IRELAND and ST ANDREW OF SCOTTLAND  

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