__/ [ Matt Probert ] on Tuesday 02 May 2006 13:03 \__
> On 02 May 2006 09:51:42 GMT, TechnoHippie
> <technohippiechick@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in
>>> I realised it was in fact _your_ site after I had posted. *smile*
>>Well, I wasn't going to set you straight :)
>>> Anyway, I guess I was confused or mixed something up when I mentioned
>>> the symbolic value (or lack thereof) of the upside-down flag. I read
>>> something on dvorak.org last year and it mentioned some offensive
>>> That was not related to the following:
>>> I couldn't find an actual picture of what I had mentioned in my
>>> previous post.
>>The definative answer: the practice is one of many guidelines as a
>>"Standard of Respect". The flag should be flown upside down only as a
>>distress signal. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_flag]
> While the British Union flag is flown upside down to indicate mourning
> or disaster.
It's a joke, I assume? It's pretty symmetric, vertically and horizontally...
only the diagonals make the exception, but it is hard to spot when the flag
is being waved.
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