Polish dignitaries put up the Czech Flag instead of the Russian one to greet Moscow’s foreign minister.
It’s a tricky visit, too. Polish-Russian relations are as cool as a bottle of vodka straight out of the freezer.
But I don’t blame the visually impaired functionary for getting the flags wrong. It can be very confusing. There are just too many flags with three colours in them, arranged in thirds. Did France begin this trend? Merde!
Other nations have tried to mix things up a bit. Lebanon puts a cedar tree on her’s. Nice! The guy who did Macdedonia obviously liked Greatful Dead during their acid phase…
But what is this contribution from the French territory of St. Pierre & Miquelon? It looks like a beer mat.
The Union Jack is probably an attempt at a traditional tricolour, a la France, Italy, Ireland…a million others, but someone appears to have gone mad with a knife (knife crime in the UK is common due to the outrageous ban of hand guns) and slashed it up into strips, arranged haphazardly. Very Vivien Westwood.
There should be more spotty flags (for countries that eat too much junk food…maybe Scotland)…florescent flags (very effective in dark countries like Norway)….a flag with bullet holes in it, for countries like Iraq, Afghanistan…and a glowing, radioactive flag for North Korea!
My favourite is Greenland. You would think it would be green, wouldn’t you? But no. It’s kind of a ..beatroot colour...and is a brilliant modernist design.
Even a diplomat with the eyesight of a bat could see that was different from the Russian.
Wrong flag causes diplomatic faux pas in Poland, Canada Now
Thursday, October 05, 2006
Posted by beatroot at 10/05/2006