Upside-Down Union Jacks

Talk about anything but keep it polite and reasonably clean.
User avatar
RAYC
Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
Posts: 2060
Joined: 23:50 Tue 04 May 2010
Location: London

Re: Upside-Down Union Jacks

Post by RAYC » 09:34 Wed 13 Nov 2013

An interesting variant on "getting it wrong" on Remembrance Sunday by Manchester Central Library

Image

link to story
Rob C.

User avatar
jdaw1
Taylor 1900
Posts: 19747
Joined: 15:03 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Location: London
Contact:

Re: Upside-Down Union Jacks

Post by jdaw1 » 11:38 Wed 13 Nov 2013

Despite being a shambles, it can be construed as being the correct way up.

User avatar
DRT
Fonseca 1966
Posts: 15015
Joined: 23:51 Wed 20 Jun 2007
Location: Chesterfield, UK
Contact:

Re: Upside-Down Union Jacks

Post by DRT » 00:37 Thu 14 Nov 2013

jdaw1 wrote:Despite being a shambles, it can be construed as being the correct way up.
My 1 second reaction was "thick white on top, nothing wrong". I then looked closer.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn


User avatar
djewesbury
Graham’s 1970
Posts: 8153
Joined: 20:01 Mon 31 Dec 2012
Location: Belfast
Contact:

Re: Upside-Down Union Jacks

Post by djewesbury » 15:07 Fri 06 Dec 2013

This strange article includes the following interesting snippet:
The BBC wrote:BBC house style on union jack
Union jack, lower case, is the term we use for the UK flag formed by combining the crosses of St George, St Andrew and St Patrick. (The proper term, "union flag", carries potential for confusion - especially in the context of EU stories). However, where there are local political sensitivities, as in Northern Ireland, union flag is acceptable.
Daniel J.
delete.. delete.. *sigh*.. delete...

User avatar
jdaw1
Taylor 1900
Posts: 19747
Joined: 15:03 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Location: London
Contact:

Re: Upside-Down Union Jacks

Post by jdaw1 » 15:58 Fri 06 Dec 2013

djewesbury wrote:This strange article includes the following interesting snippet
Indeed, what a childish dog’s breakfast.

User avatar
djewesbury
Graham’s 1970
Posts: 8153
Joined: 20:01 Mon 31 Dec 2012
Location: Belfast
Contact:

Re: Upside-Down Union Jacks

Post by djewesbury » 16:01 Fri 06 Dec 2013

jdaw1 wrote:
djewesbury wrote:This strange article includes the following interesting snippet
Indeed, what a childish dog’s breakfast.
And some of them appear to have been adults!
Daniel J.
delete.. delete.. *sigh*.. delete...

PhilW
Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
Posts: 2489
Joined: 14:22 Wed 15 Dec 2010
Location: Near Cambridge, UK

Re: Upside-Down Union Jacks

Post by PhilW » 18:41 Fri 06 Dec 2013

djewesbury wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:
djewesbury wrote:This strange article includes the following interesting snippet
Indeed, what a childish dog’s breakfast.
And some of them appear to have been adults!
Careful - you'll have the artists' guild round with the hammers. Next thing you know, you'll be making derogatory comments about the installation I saw in a modern art museum in Cologne recently comprising a wire stretched half-way across the room - "initially mistakable for a barrier preventing the viewer from reaching an item which has been temporarily removed, the participant then begins to consider the concept of the inaccessible space" - or some-such on the adjoining notice...

User avatar
djewesbury
Graham’s 1970
Posts: 8153
Joined: 20:01 Mon 31 Dec 2012
Location: Belfast
Contact:

Re: Upside-Down Union Jacks

Post by djewesbury » 18:46 Fri 06 Dec 2013

PhilW wrote:
djewesbury wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:
djewesbury wrote:This strange article includes the following interesting snippet
Indeed, what a childish dog’s breakfast.
And some of them appear to have been adults!
Careful - you'll have the artists' guild round with the hammers. Next thing you know, you'll be making derogatory comments about the installation I saw in a modern art museum in Cologne recently comprising a wire stretched half-way across the room - "initially mistakable for a barrier preventing the viewer from reaching an item which has been temporarily removed, the participant then begins to consider the concept of the inaccessible space" - or some-such on the adjoining notice...
There are pretentious artists, and then there strange frustrated people who shouldn't be allowed access to photoshop. The first group makes me mad, the second brings a strange delight.
Only one lot are coining it in though.
Daniel J.
delete.. delete.. *sigh*.. delete...

User avatar
RAYC
Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
Posts: 2060
Joined: 23:50 Tue 04 May 2010
Location: London

Re: Upside-Down Union Jacks

Post by RAYC » 19:07 Fri 06 Dec 2013

jdaw1 wrote:
djewesbury wrote:This strange article includes the following interesting snippet
Indeed, what a childish dog’s breakfast.
well the iron bru one made me laugh!

Image
Rob C.

User avatar
SCP-DFF
Fonseca LBV
Posts: 138
Joined: 10:59 Sun 13 Sep 2009

Re: Upside-Down Union Jacks

Post by SCP-DFF » 19:44 Wed 11 Dec 2013

Messed up Union Jack. On sale at http://www.achica.com/product/1359240/p ... ack-mirror

£29

Image

User avatar
DRT
Fonseca 1966
Posts: 15015
Joined: 23:51 Wed 20 Jun 2007
Location: Chesterfield, UK
Contact:

Re: Upside-Down Union Jacks

Post by DRT » 01:56 Fri 27 Dec 2013

I think my father-in-law's festive slippers have a problem!
Attachments
slippers.JPG
slippers.JPG (141.18 KiB) Viewed 3492 times
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

LGTrotter
Dalva Golden White Colheita 1952
Posts: 3680
Joined: 17:45 Fri 19 Oct 2012
Location: Somerset, UK

Re: Upside-Down Union Jacks

Post by LGTrotter » 02:27 Fri 27 Dec 2013

A problem? There are many, many layers of problem.

User avatar
DRT
Fonseca 1966
Posts: 15015
Joined: 23:51 Wed 20 Jun 2007
Location: Chesterfield, UK
Contact:

Re: Upside-Down Union Jacks

Post by DRT » 02:29 Fri 27 Dec 2013

LGTrotter wrote:A problem? There are many, many layers of problem.
Agreed, but only one pertinent to this thread. I am trying to ignore the others.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

User avatar
jdaw1
Taylor 1900
Posts: 19747
Joined: 15:03 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Location: London
Contact:

Re: Upside-Down Union Jacks

Post by jdaw1 » 16:56 Tue 31 Dec 2013

Not upside down, but it seems that the Bulgarians are mangling this country even before arriving.

User avatar
djewesbury
Graham’s 1970
Posts: 8153
Joined: 20:01 Mon 31 Dec 2012
Location: Belfast
Contact:

Upside-Down Union Jacks

Post by djewesbury » 08:51 Mon 06 Jan 2014

Hmm. Page 22 of today's Guardian.
Image
Aside from the obvious problems with the union jacks (plural as they do not connect into a single flag), there is also a worrying discontinuity in the northwest of the Irish Republic, where Donegal and Sligo appear to have become discontiguous (or rather, connected only by a single line).
(I'll let someone else post Melissa Kite's incoherent article about alcohol and health that is alongside it.)
Daniel J.
delete.. delete.. *sigh*.. delete...

User avatar
DRT
Fonseca 1966
Posts: 15015
Joined: 23:51 Wed 20 Jun 2007
Location: Chesterfield, UK
Contact:

Re: Upside-Down Union Jacks

Post by DRT » 12:12 Mon 06 Jan 2014

It is also interesting that Dumfries and Galloway now appears to be in England :shock:
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

User avatar
AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
Posts: 11378
Joined: 13:41 Mon 25 Jun 2007
Location: Berkshire, UK

Re: Upside-Down Union Jacks

Post by AHB » 09:15 Tue 07 Jan 2014

DRT wrote:It is also interesting that Dumfries and Galloway now appears to be in England :shock:
And Ulster in Scotland. Is this a predictive map of the British Isles post referendum?
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Graham Stone Terraces 2015 and Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

User avatar
RAYC
Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
Posts: 2060
Joined: 23:50 Tue 04 May 2010
Location: London

Re: Upside-Down Union Jacks

Post by RAYC » 12:24 Tue 07 Jan 2014

I don't think i'd realised before that the northernmost point in Ireland (the island) was in Ireland (the country) rather than Northern Ireland. So the map was not without merit for my education!
Rob C.

User avatar
djewesbury
Graham’s 1970
Posts: 8153
Joined: 20:01 Mon 31 Dec 2012
Location: Belfast
Contact:

Re: Upside-Down Union Jacks

Post by djewesbury » 13:46 Tue 07 Jan 2014

RAYC wrote:I don't think i'd realised before that the northernmost point in Ireland (the island) was in Ireland (the country) rather than Northern Ireland. So the map was not without merit for my education!
The very beautiful Inishowen peninsula. And if the Foyle (river and lough) is the boundary between North and South / Co. Derry and Co. Donegal, then Derry city is on the 'wrong' side of the river.
Daniel J.
delete.. delete.. *sigh*.. delete...


User avatar
DRT
Fonseca 1966
Posts: 15015
Joined: 23:51 Wed 20 Jun 2007
Location: Chesterfield, UK
Contact:

Re: Upside-Down Union Jacks

Post by DRT » 01:40 Fri 31 Jan 2014

27 minutes into the first episode of Britain's Great War!
Britain's Great War.jpg
Britain's Great War.jpg (38.78 KiB) Viewed 3388 times
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

Glenn E.
Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
Posts: 3349
Joined: 22:27 Wed 09 Jul 2008
Location: Seattle, WA, USA

Re: Upside-Down Union Jacks

Post by Glenn E. » 17:23 Fri 31 Jan 2014

DRT wrote:27 minutes into the first episode of Britain's Great War!
Britain's Great War.jpg
That almost looks deliberate, since they alternate.
Glenn Elliott

User avatar
jdaw1
Taylor 1900
Posts: 19747
Joined: 15:03 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Location: London
Contact:

Re: Upside-Down Union Jacks

Post by jdaw1 » 12:43 Mon 23 Jun 2014

Seen on 9th May 2014:
Image

The driver wanted to be told why I was photographing his vehicle. After explanation, he shared my disappointment.

But the other side of the lorry was correct.
Image

Other images are at njbrecycling.co.uk.

User avatar
flash_uk
Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
Posts: 2438
Joined: 20:02 Thu 13 Feb 2014
Location: London

Re: Upside-Down Union Jacks

Post by flash_uk » 14:55 Mon 23 Jun 2014

I suspect Julian has critiqued more Union Jack hoists than I have, but what is it that is wrong with the top one? If one assumes that it is hoisted on the right (where the vertical exhaust pipe could be construed as a flagpole), then isn't it OK?

Post Reply