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Re: NATIONality Game

Post by Pjotr » Tue Dec 13, 2016 6:50 am

There's even a lot of consensus up till now: everybody seems to love the red, white and blue! :lol:
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Re: NATIONality Game

Post by pdhunter1987 » Tue Dec 13, 2016 6:53 am

Pjotr wrote:There's even a lot of consensus up till now: everybody seems to love the red, white and blue! :lol:
I love the red, white and blue as well. (The UK flag) :lol:
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Re: NATIONality Game

Post by Shabby » Tue Dec 13, 2016 6:54 am

Hertfordshire,England (just north of London).
Even more red,white & blue! :mrgreen:
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Re: NATIONality Game

Post by pdhunter1987 » Tue Dec 13, 2016 6:58 am

I have faith in the Mint community that this won't become a nationality war.

Some forums on the net it would, reddit, whirlpool, quora maybe, this community is actually very different and unique.

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Re: NATIONality Game

Post by Lucap » Tue Dec 13, 2016 7:40 am

pdhunter1987 wrote:Some forums on the net it would, reddit
If this was on reddit it would already be 100 pages deep of Racial slurs and Political rants. :D

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Re: NATIONality Game

Post by The Old Timer » Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:43 am

I'm German and Italian and live in the USA and I love Red, White and Blue. 8)

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Re: NATIONality Game

Post by 1.618 » Tue Dec 13, 2016 12:51 pm

Lucap wrote:
pdhunter1987 wrote:Some forums on the net it would, reddit
If this was on reddit it would already be 100 pages deep of Racial slurs and Political rants. :D

Then let us be thankful that the mint community is a tad more mature and able to discipline itself sufficiently to avoid such occurences. 100 pages of red white and blue on the other hand..... :D

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Re: NATIONality Game

Post by pdhunter1987 » Tue Dec 13, 2016 3:52 pm

Good points!

Hahaha just how many flags have red white blue in them...? I think there is quite a few.
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Re: NATIONality Game

Post by xenopeek » Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:34 pm

pdhunter1987 wrote:Hahaha just how many flags have red white blue in them...? I think there is quite a few.
Surprisingly, or perhaps not, Wikipedia has an answer to that: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_f ... _and_white
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Re: NATIONality Game

Post by pdhunter1987 » Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:56 pm

xenopeek wrote:
pdhunter1987 wrote:Hahaha just how many flags have red white blue in them...? I think there is quite a few.
Surprisingly, or perhaps not, Wikipedia has an answer to that: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_f ... _and_white
Wow thanks Xenopeek.
That's quite an extensive list!
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Re: NATIONality Game

Post by Lucap » Wed Dec 14, 2016 1:50 am

Google search gives different results for the flag with most colours.

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Re: NATIONality Game

Post by pinnerite » Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:15 pm

I am the grandson of immigrants to the UK from Poland of about 120 years ago.
My Dad told me when I was about 10 that the most valuable thing I would ever possess would be a British passport.
Looking back, I think he was right. :)

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Re: NATIONality Game

Post by kyphi » Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:33 pm

Red, white and blue ?

Surely that should be "blue, white and red".
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Re: NATIONality Game

Post by Portreve » Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:58 pm

I think this quote from Oscar Wilde sums it up about as well for me as anyone...

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Re: NATIONality Game

Post by Moem » Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:53 pm

kyphi wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:33 pm
Red, white and blue ?

Surely that should be "blue, white and red".
Why?
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Re: NATIONality Game

Post by kyphi » Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:34 pm

The colours of flags are taken either from the "hoist" or from the top, therefore the French flag, for example, is blue, white and red.
The Dutch flag (from the top) originally was orange, white and blue, in honour of Prince William I, Prince of Orange. It was officially changed to red, white and blue in 1796 and adopted as the national flag in 1806 and again ratified following liberation from French occupation in 1816.
The popular description of "red, white and blue" is of North American origin.
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Re: NATIONality Game

Post by Moem » Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:42 pm

That doesn't explain why you feel that it should 'surely' be "blue, white and red" and not "red, white and blue". In fact, you have just explained why to me, as a Dutch person, it will always be "red, white and blue". Of course we don't call it that... we call it "rood, wit en blauw".

But go ahead, explain my own country's flag to me some more. :roll:
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Re: NATIONality Game

Post by kyphi » Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:14 pm

It does not really matter to me in what order the colours of a flag are read, my comment was intended merely to contribute to a discussion.

I wonder how Clem would describe the colours of the French flag. I doubt that he would describe them as red, white and blue. From a Dutch perspective, yes, the Dutch colours are red, white and blue (read from the top).

The colours of the Australian flag could be described as red, white and blue or since we are down under, blue white and red. Does anyone care?

Are you asking me to provide more Dutch flag history? I can include precise dates for the adoption of the changing flag if you like. There is and was no intention to offend. I just happen to have an interest in flags and heraldry and have access to some reference books on my personal library shelves.
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Re: NATIONality Game

Post by lsemmens » Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:25 pm

The topic of which order the colours are stated raises a RED flag to me. ;)

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