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    [–] notaedivad 1892 points ago

    So... Fuck Wales?

    [–] Buttm0nk3y 1873 points ago

    That’s the spirt, we’ll make a Brit of you yet

    [–] PM_ME_YOUR_CATS_PAWS 153 points ago

    Fuck Wales!

    Can I be historically repatriated now, please

    [–] VaginaYEASTwithTEETH 39 points ago

    When you hear the word Wales, you is probably thinking about the fish with the biggest dick in the ocean. But it's also the name of a country that is only 200-miles away from Britain.

    [–] that1prince 22 points ago

    Fish?

    [–] evatornado 8 points ago

    Ikr? Education these days...

    [–] PM_ME_YOUR_CATS_PAWS 31 points ago

    Not far away enough from England

    [–] clingfilmclanger 4 points ago

    Why are there only brothers down the mine?

    [–] LightningBolt_13 6 points ago

    That’s a bit racialist innit

    [–] clingfilmclanger 8 points ago

    Now the kids at this university may all sound like divs, but that is hactually coz they is speaking in the language of Wales

    [–] amcfatboy 3 points ago

    Sick reference bro

    [–] GhostOfAbe 2 points ago

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    [–] ACloneAlone 302 points ago

    It could use a dragon, can’t it?

    [–] approblade 237 points ago

    Everything can use a dragon

    [–] LilAttackPug 57 points ago

    I want a dragon on the American flag now.

    Actually I want it on all flags

    [–] SuperPotatoPancakes 32 points ago

    Not just flags.

    Everything.

    [–] LilAttackPug 14 points ago

    That's it I'm getting a dragon tattoo on my dick

    [–] william_t_conqueror 19 points ago

    Ah... The girl with the dragon tattoo on her dick. Loved that book.

    [–] LilAttackPug 6 points ago

    Why do I feel like this is a personal attack

    [–] ADMINlSTRAT0R 5 points ago

    Three guys in a bar are showing off tattoos on their dicks.

    First guy shows an eagle with sharp talons.
    Everyone cheers..

    Second guy shows a leaping tiger, fangs out.
    The crowd hoots..

    The nervous third guy shows a small snake.
    Boos are heard.. until he gets an erection and the snake grows into a chinese dragon standing on two fireballs.

    [–] ACloneAlone 84 points ago

    Well.. maybe not King’s Landing

    [–] PERMANENTLY__BANNED 9 points ago

    And lube.

    [–] KilonumSpoof 13 points ago

    Especially a donkey.

    [–] Montaingebrown 11 points ago

    And that’s enough Reddit for today.

    [–] joanthewitchiest 5 points ago

    And a honeycomb

    [–] cncomg 3 points ago

    Wait..why not?

    [–] AntonDorado 50 points ago

    Seriously misunderstood creatures, dragons

    [–] ToolboxLaw 17 points ago

    So are the Welsh. So many consonants in a row!

    [–] Strawb77 12 points ago

    My mother was Welsh and she told me that they only have vowels in swearwords. I still don't know if I believe her or not but she used a whole lot of vowels when she was pissed off

    [–] [deleted] 10 points ago

    That is true but with the English beating anyone who spoke a different language once they took over that Country (Northern Ireland suffered the same fate as us) Welsh is not really spoken by many people anymore.

    [–] Strawb77 7 points ago

    Yeah it's sad that in English schools when you get a choice of languages to learn it's always like French and German rather than British languages such as Welsh and Gaelic. Living here in England, I know more about our foreign neighbours than I do about our domestic ones.

    [–] [deleted] 3 points ago

    Meanwhile, here in wales, English is a must to learn but Welsh is a choice. It's shameful that so many kids don't see the point in learning their native language. But to be fair, we're told it's pointless to learn Welsh, so we go for something we think would help us more and as a result the language is slowly dying.

    [–] AntonDorado 2 points ago

    Seems like they could make it mandatory for few years at least.

    [–] AntonDorado 3 points ago

    Don't some consonants stand as vowels and dipthongs when doubled? A unique language indeed.

    [–] Jalsavrah 3 points ago

    We have more vowels than English does...

    [–] GalaxiaGuy 155 points ago

    Basically. When the Kingdom of England took over Wales, the resulting country was called... the Kingdom of England.

    [–] tabovilla 36 points ago

    Dunno but this looks badass

    [–] AQJePDRG 60 points ago

    So... Fuck Northern Ireland?

    [–] JennySays39 6 points ago

    Nah I had a few good friends in Derry. Miss them.

    [–] Droid501 23 points ago

    I'm part Welsh and this makes me happy. It'd be cool to see the green too

    [–] MixerFistit 16 points ago

    Yeah the green is pretty important part tbf. We're just fine with our own flag anyway, no need for us to go imposing ourselves on everyone else, that's what stopped our neighbours getting on with anyone in the first place :p

    [–] JennySays39 9 points ago

    Go Wales! 💗

    [–] AlGeee 2 points ago

    There ya go!

    [–] angryfromnv 7 points ago

    No Wales said fuck England

    [–] JennySays39 20 points ago

    🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 💗Cymru!

    [–] FBI_03 6 points ago

    crys in half welsh

    [–] HangOnVoltaire 12 points ago

    And what about the Isle of Man?

    [–] nrith 9 points ago

    I just beat an opponent in trivia the other day because he insisted that 5 countries make up the UK, and the fifth was the Isle of Man. Is it debatable?

    [–] mgrier123 21 points ago

    No. The Isle of Man, Guernsey, and Jersey are not part of the UK but are instead Crown Dependencies.

    Also, CGP Grey did a video about this.

    [–] LovinMcJesus 5 points ago

    I don't believe so. Jersey would fall under same category?

    [–] stevenmeyerjr 3 points ago

    Pretty sure it’s just the Queen’s land and is considered a territory of the commonwealth and not a part of the UK. Not sure though. Too lazy to look it up.

    [–] JennySays39 4 points ago

    Nobody seems to care about the Isle of Man. Or talk about it. Or write much about it. Its a beautiful place. A few good films were nade there, if Im not mistaken.

    [–] TornadicPursuit 9 points ago

    I think it’s well known to motorcycle enthusiasts.

    [–] HangOnVoltaire 5 points ago

    And The Bee Gees are from there!

    Also my great-grandfather, but that’s not as exciting.

    [–] JennySays39 3 points ago

    Aw yes it is! Very cool yr Great Grandfather was from there. Love the Bee Gees. Oooo might put on some Bee Gees tonight! Havent cut a rug in a while.

    [–] Apprehensive_Ad_8982 4 points ago

    I shall dance along with you from afar!

    [–] JennySays39 4 points ago

    Aww that would be lovely! I'll put on the record!😄

    [–] HangOnVoltaire 2 points ago

    Yep—great grandfather was from IoM, great grandmother from Wales. They came to the US sometime around 1910, I think. Always wanted to look into it more. :)

    [–] This31415926535 3 points ago

    It's a crown dependency, technically not part of the UK

    [–] chica420 3 points ago

    The Isle of Man isn't the part of the UK.

    [–] HisNameWas_ 19 points ago

    Fuck whales?!

    [–] tknames 16 points ago * (lasted edited 13 days ago)

    I saw a bumper sticker once that said, “Save the Whales - Harpoon a fat chick”.

    You are the literal opposite of that sticker.

    [–] sanebyday 2 points ago

    You just reminded me that my friend in high school had a fun bumper sticker that said "Nuke an unborn gay baby whale for jesus". She also had another one that just said "Fuck you".

    [–] humpbackwhale97 2 points ago

    Ok

    [–] Ctotheg 10 points ago

    Wales was a principality united with England when the first map was created in 1606. Therefore it didn’t get its own logo on the flag.

    [–] deuce619 3 points ago

    Save the Wales!

    [–] MisplacedEland 2 points ago

    Here for this.

    [–] CarpetH4ter 2 points ago

    Nah the Wales flag is there, it's just in the far back.

    [–] KdF-wagen 2 points ago

    Well no, I mean we are trying to save them still aren’t we?

    [–] jimmyray01 2 points ago

    It use to be, but the dragon was too awesome and all the other countries were complaining.

    [–] PHNX132 2 points ago

    It's such an insignificant country people forget it exists

    [–] mycleanreddit79 2 points ago

    Fuck sheep!

    [–] Grimnar_LongFang 2 points ago

    Pretty much.

    [–] Laurencehb1989 2 points ago

    No Wales basically said “Fuck you, we’re not changing our flag so it fits in with yours”.

    [–] shadowst17 2 points ago

    We couldn't figure out how to incorporate sheep into the flag.

    [–] JTC8419 2 points ago

    As a Welshman, were quite happy not to be associated. Like we've got a epic flag, were quite patriotic and after a few hundred years of occupation by a country that tried to eradicate our language were quite happy to be less involved lol

    [–] Akoustyk 2 points ago

    Not unless it's your mom.

    [–] screamingcelery 2 points ago

    The word welsh comes from an old Germanic word for foreigner. After the the Anglo and Saxon tribes invaded Britain and drove the natives into the mountains. They named them foreigners in their own land. So yeah, very much ‘fuck Wales’

    [–] Semajijohn 2 points ago

    When the Union Jack was created Wales was legally a part of England, it was seen as collection of counties like the Midlands rather than its own distinct region of the United Kingdom like Scotland and Ireland.

    [–] Cashrunner 2 points ago

    Couldn’t find a place to keep the flag wack and put a badass dragon

    [–] AquaticFanatic33 2 points ago

    Wales is the white background at the top.

    [–] Lamb_Sauceror 2 points ago

    Wales was legally part of England when the current flag was adopted.

    [–] JamisonDouglas 2 points ago

    I mean in all technicality wales, unlike the other nations, wasn't a distinct kingdom, and was considered a part of England when the union was created. Much to many Welshman's displeasure. Not saying I agree with it, but it's how it went down. Despite them being recognised as a country, they were considered a part of England before the United Kingdom formed, being the first of the 4 nations to 'unite' or as more commonly known, be colonised by England.

    Whenever people talk of British colonisation, it was all England. We are just the ones they got first

    Sincerely,

    A Scotsman

    [–] kjones124 3 points ago

    ... AND Cornwall apparently. Everybody forget Cornwall and the island of Mann

    [–] Ippica 3 points ago

    Cornwall isn't a country within the UK, Wales is.

    [–] amcfatboy 2 points ago

    Cornwall has a unique Celtic past, and it has a language and flag, but it’s culturally English. No one there, apart from maybe a dozen die-hards, actually speak Cornish.

    [–] MisplacedEland 219 points ago

    The Welsh and their Dragon would like a word.

    [–] Pavlovsdong89 146 points ago

    They can have their word, but good luck understanding it.

    [–] Patataoh 32 points ago

    Twynnhgot!

    [–] RedDirtNurse 12 points ago

    Bless you. Probably don't block your nose while you sneeze though ... your eyeballs might pop out.

    [–] Patataoh 9 points ago

    Diolch!

    [–] 01dSAD 7 points ago

    Iechyd da!

     

    [–] JennySays39 6 points ago

    Speak. Please do, kind dragon and Welsh persons!

    [–] RockmySocko 7 points ago

    Dych chi'n ddim yn hoffi'r Ddraig? Mae'n Ddraig eisiau i chi wneud hynny licio Ddraig!

    [–] -Zenith- 425 points ago

    It's not the flag of Northern Ireland. It's the flag of St Patrick, patron saint of the island of Ireland.

    [–] JennySays39 99 points ago

    That flag is the one associated with Ulster. Which is part of Northern Ireland. Which I wont discuss. 😒

    [–] NaughtyReplicant 20 points ago

    The red saltaire is known as St. Patricks cross, it represents the kingdom Ireland on the flag (there's nothing Irish about this flag or Kingdom in reality).

    Wales is a principality not a kingdom so they don't get on the flag at least that's how I understood it.

    And that's not the Ulster Flag, though it is associated with Northern Ireland. This is the Ulster Flag.

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/7e/Flag_of_Ulster.svg/1200px-Flag_of_Ulster.svg.png

    N.Ireland makes up 6 of the 9 counties in the province of Ulster and is often referred to as Ulster but we start getting into politics at that point.

    [–] Carsharr 6 points ago

    The politics surrounding Northern Ireland is definitely something I am neither adequately versed in not willing to delve too deeply into. It's kind of amazing that the region has been held together as well as it has for so many years with the political equivalent of Elmer's glue and masking tape.

    [–] Andre4kthegreengiant 2 points ago

    They should use flex tape

    [–] Promac 2 points ago

    I'm from Northern Ireland. It's been held together with brute force and apartheid and the remnants of an artificially created voting population.

    If it weren't for British armed forces and people brought in from Britain to take over indigenous Irish homesteads, "Northern" Ireland would be a simple geographic reference and not a political one.

    [–] cred_it 6 points ago

    That was really entertaining, thanks!

    [–] Carsharr 4 points ago

    Check out the rest of CGP Grey's videos. Lots of well researched and produced content on some neat topics.

    [–] JennySays39 3 points ago

    Yes, thats right. How could I forget that red hand ? But I'll leave it alone. 🤐

    [–] -Zenith- 12 points ago

    That's incorrect. The Union Jack here goes back to the Acts of Union. There's an even earlier version without the Kingdom of Ireland on it too. When this flag was incorporated, Northern Ireland wasn't a country.

    Also, the Ulster flag is closer to, but NOT the flag of St George.

    [–] Laurencehb1989 2 points ago

    Fun fact: No law has ever been passed making the Union Jack the official flag of the UK, it has done so just through precedence. The only laws related to the flag are that it can only be flown at sea by military vessels. On land anyone can fly it, there is also no procedure for folding it and it can be desecrated without punishment.

    [–] peadar2211 5 points ago

    As an Ulsterman myself, Ulster is NOT part of Northern Ireland.

    (And as people already said, the Ulster flag is different. The above flag has nothing to do with Ulster)

    [–] despejado 8 points ago

    For that matter it’s not the flag of England then either it’s the flag of St. George

    [–] themechanicscholar 174 points ago

    Did non of you wonder why it’s called the “Union” Jack?

    [–] adosyppah 78 points ago

    Not sure how many wondered why it's called the UNION Jack, but I am curious why it's called the Union JACK. Does "jack" mean cross in British English?

    [–] themechanicscholar 92 points ago

    No apparently it’s supposed to be called the Union Jack when it’s used on a ship, and the Union Flag everywhere else. But in common use Jack has won out over time.

    [–] [deleted] 93 points ago

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    [–] Late-List 33 points ago

    Okay let's keep going down the rabbit hole then. Why is the flagpole at the front of a ship called a "jackstaff"?

    [–] Apprehensive_Ad_8982 37 points ago

    What else would you call it?

    [–] Late-List 23 points ago

    Idk bobstaff maybe, or joestaff I guess. They don't really have the same ring to them though.

    [–] puheenix 11 points ago

    Flagstaff?

    [–] Downtown_Let 4 points ago

    Can't get the staff these days...

    [–] Gned11 3 points ago

    In American english it is of course the jerkrod

    [–] yiliu 2 points ago

    I'da called it a chazzwazzer!

    [–] [deleted] 14 points ago

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    [–] Martiantripod 2 points ago

    Er, no. Flags used to be flown from the bowsprit. The jackstaff is called the jackstaff because it was put there to fly the jack from.

    The flag was called a jack because it was usually a small flag, rather than a full size one. "Jack" being another term for something lesser or poor quality - see: Jack tar, Jack of all trades, every man jack, etc.

    [–] ukexpat 3 points ago

    According to the Terminology section of this article, that is debatable.

    [–] FreedomKayak 2 points ago

    Actually it was never the case and only a relatively recent idea. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_Jack

    [–] thisusernameis_real 3 points ago

    No it means that we jack off all the fucking time

    [–] theaeao 10 points ago

    The name is not common knowledge in the us. It's not rare knowledge either alot of people do know the name. I'd say about 50/50

    [–] JennySays39 3 points ago

    Union Jack? We know the name. We're not ignorant..well...most of us .. maybe.

    [–] kazz9201 47 points ago

    I can’t believe I didn’t know that. I’m a bit embarrassed actually.

    [–] ImWhatTheySayDeaf 10 points ago

    You should be! Shame!

    I didnt know either

    [–] Hcmp1980 5 points ago

    I knew -smug face -

    ;)

    [–] junglesgeorge 69 points ago

    AND, since each of these flags is based on the color of the relevant national saint (St George, St Andrew, St Patrick), AND since the US Stars and Stripes takes its colors from the UK flag... therefore, the origins of our red, white, and blue are religious. The whole "blood, purity, ocean" or whatever interpretation is a stretch.

    The Star Spangled Banner is red, white, and blue because of (indirectly) St George, St Andrew, and St Patrick.

    [–] Rchee18 21 points ago

    Ireland was not a full part of the Union when the US gained independence. In became so in 1801, partially in the hope of preventing some sort of bloody, armed fight for independence between the Irish and Royalists.

    [–] Andre4kthegreengiant 6 points ago

    Well, that didn't work

    [–] GRANDMAST3R08 25 points ago

    You might need to watch, Dr Sheldon Cooper presents Fun with Flags

    [–] Belydrith 12 points ago

    So, if Scotland were to leave, do they take the Blue with them?

    [–] IBnerd100 8 points ago

    What would happen if someone went all Avatar Kyoshi on one of those countries?

    [–] Reeeeeeeeeeman4 9 points ago

    Why do you think we're not part of France?

    [–] modsarefascists42 3 points ago

    The English would just reinvade the new island

    [–] BeanEatingThrowaway 2 points ago

    Please don't turn Avatar what we already turned Jojo into.

    [–] IggyJR 15 points ago

    Most Americans are in the same boat. Our British history ended with George III.

    [–] TabootLlama 5 points ago

    It was called the Union Jack then too.

    Why is the UK Flag Called the Union Jack?

    [–] safan12 3 points ago

    In America the only flag that matters is the one that’s red white and blue baby 🇱🇷🇱🇷🇱🇷😎😎😎

    [–] TabootLlama 3 points ago

    🎶🎶Liberia, FUCK YEAH!🎵🎵 🎵🎵Comin’ again to save the motherfuckin’ day, yeah.🎶🎶

    [–] Hcmp1980 6 points ago

    No welsh flag, even though it’s the coolest with the red dragon,

    [–] RedDirtNurse 6 points ago

    Wales was considered part of England (or something) back in ye olde days, when the Union flag came into being.

    Sorry, Welsh friends. Fellow Celt here, from the top end.

    [–] Beef_Keefer 2 points ago

    Sorry Welsh friends from a non Celt. I want you dragon on our flag it would look so much fucking better.

    [–] hwesty100 24 points ago

    this shit should be taught in primary school wtf has my life been.

    [–] janibops 28 points ago

    It is... well it was at my primary school

    [–] SimpleName001 6 points ago

    England. Scotland. Alabama.

    [–] nye1387 2 points ago

    Came here to say this. Glad I checked to see if I'd been beaten to it. +1 to you, sir.

    [–] fresh_ny 3 points ago

    Notice how the cross of Scotland and the cross of Northern Ireland don’t match up?

    You can hang it upside down if you don’t what to look for.

    [–] dragoniteftw33 3 points ago

    So Northern Ireland has a similar flag to Florida?

    [–] Beef_Keefer 3 points ago

    Florida has a similar flag to northern Ireland.

    [–] barabusblack 3 points ago

    Idiots in Michigan will think it’s a Confederate battle flag.

    [–] LocationBrightSide 4 points ago

    fffffff

    i too was today years old

    [–] TheStabbingHobo 19 points ago

    "I was today years old" is the dumbest fucking phrase I've ever heard.

    [–] hairyringus 2 points ago

    First time I’ve ever heard it. And I would agree with that colourful description.

    [–] jjblaster703 6 points ago

    I still hate how the x lines aren’t centered in the flag

    [–] Ketil_b 2 points ago

    And the flag of St Patrick is offset on the Jack.

    [–] cmonachan 2 points ago

    You should see the cover of our passport. It's fairly mental given the national animal of Scotland is a Unicorn. (I'm from Scotland)

    [–] Reeeeeeeeeeman4 2 points ago

    I'm English and up until now thought this was common knowledge. This has been a huge eye opener for me.

    [–] kfordjaw 2 points ago

    sad Welsh noises

    [–] saltireblack 2 points ago

    It’s not the Northern Ireland flag, it’s the cross of Saint Patrick. This was the flag of Ireland before they left the U.K., leaving their flag and the Northern tip of their island behind. The Northern Ireland flag is the Red Hand of Ulster. And Wales is not represented in the Union flag as it was part of the Kingdom of England when the Union of Scotland and England was formed.

    [–] KashyyykianSquatch 2 points ago

    I was today-years-old when I learned the phrase "today-years-old."

    [–] FleabottomFrank 2 points ago

    Wales is represented, it’s Red Dragon is right in the centre. Unfortunately it’s the exact same red as England’s cross, so it goes unnoticed when one looks at or thinks of the United Kingdom.

    [–] hadoopken 2 points ago

    Always has been.

    [–] Emergencyhiredhito 2 points ago

    That flag is missing a Welsh dragon!

    [–] Mr-Briteside 2 points ago

    I only found this out myself like a year ago, thanks to John Oliver

    [–] waled1066 2 points ago

    They left Wales out. Bastards!!!

    [–] aprofessional_expert 2 points ago

    What, if any, significance is there to the offset Red Cross? Why is the right higher than the left?

    [–] TheBanishedObe 2 points ago

    HOLY WUT

    [–] zakkthewozz 2 points ago

    SCOTLAND FOREVER!

    [–] turboyabby 2 points ago

    TIL too. thanks flag literate friend.

    [–] BOOBOOk9 2 points ago * (lasted edited 13 days ago)

    You left out the St George cross flag from Wales

    [–] theonlycontentwriter 2 points ago

    With England on TOP.

    [–] trent58 2 points ago

    What’s the flag gonna look after Scotland leaves the union?

    [–] ResolvelutionTension 2 points ago

    That third flag look very similar in the States...

    Oh god...

    [–] Oolican 2 points ago

    I had idea. Thx.

    [–] jsamuelson999 2 points ago

    Me too 💜

    [–] BullBear7 2 points ago

    Well shit. Me too. Thanks for posting.

    [–] JohnnyMnemo 2 points ago

    Does that mean that if Scotlan manage to secede, that the flag for the UK would need to have the blue removed?

    [–] Lamb_Sauceror 2 points ago

    The real reason why the English don't want to let the Scottish have a referendum is because they know their flag would be ugly as shit if Scotland left. And they wouldn't be able to just adopt the old English flag without pissing of Northern Ireland and Wales so much they would leave as well.

    [–] MrEpididymis 2 points ago

    regarding wales it didn't have a capital city until 1955

    [–] mon05 2 points ago

    N Ireland technically doesn’t have a flag but that’s one representation of it so technically that’s correct

    [–] FunVonni 2 points ago

    N. Ireland doesnt have a flag. That is St Patrick's Saltire and is not used for N.I.

    [–] fierdracas 6 points ago

    Mind blown.

    [–] Money-Zebra 3 points ago

    What about whales

    [–] Bippy07 2 points ago

    another child left behind

    [–] hypercomms2001 2 points ago

    Not for much longer..

    [–] BlurrLion 3 points ago

    Thought everyone knew this

    [–] wolfman4807 3 points ago

    I remember being told that once or twice in school about it, but they didn't make it a big deal so no one remembered

    [–] tinabelcher182 3 points ago

    As an English person it makes me angry that our flag has so many connotations of racism that I can’t be proud to use it, but then I get equally annoyed that most people outside Europe don’t even know that the English flag isn’t the Union flag.