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Bloody ridiculous flags

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Geoff Thomas, Feb 20, 2016.

  1. Geoff Thomas

    Geoff Thomas Star commenter

    I have held a driving licence since 1963. Because I shall shortly be 70, I have to get one of these new-fangled plastic ones.

    I understand it bears a flag on it.


    There's been no flag on my licence for the last 53 years.
  2. delnon

    delnon Lead commenter

    In case you go to Yorkshire?
  3. Geoff Thomas

    Geoff Thomas Star commenter

    I lived there for a while, and jolly nice it was, too.

    But I didn't have a flag on my licence.
  4. Orkrider2

    Orkrider2 Star commenter

    Aren't we supposed to be cross about not displaying Union/English flags on anything in case it offends the PC nuts on the left or those minorities who want to overthrow our customs and traditions?

    I'm confused.

    Also plastic licences are hardly newfangled are they? I know they were introduced shortly before I passed my test 17 years ago.
  5. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    I just got mine out to take a look. It bears, in the top left-hand corner, the EU flag with 'GB' in the middle of it.
  6. wanet

    wanet Star commenter

    Some of us have had them a wee while longer though. Having moved a few times have had a new fangled one for some time.
  7. Orkrider2

    Orkrider2 Star commenter

    Can you have something new fangled for some time?
    I mean, we don't refer to iphones, or wireless internet as something 'new fangled' but they're newer than plastic licences.
  8. lilachardy

    lilachardy Star commenter

    Is a flag offensive?
  9. Geoff Thomas

    Geoff Thomas Star commenter

    When it's the butcher's apron, it can be.

    And it's unnecessary.

    So why is it there?
  10. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    There's a very early association between flags and motoring - why go against tradition?

    Geoff Thomas likes this.
  11. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    I find that description particularly offensive.
    However it is still our national flag so I guess you'll have to put up with it ;)
    harsh-but-fair likes this.
  12. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    Beg pardon, Matey?

  13. wanet

    wanet Star commenter

    as new fangled -maybe I was using a portable phone before you passed your test!
  14. Orkrider2

    Orkrider2 Star commenter

    Alright, Delboy, no need to brag! ;)
  15. wanet

    wanet Star commenter

    Only pointing out that they are not that new - although they have reduced in size, weight and price.
  16. Orkrider2

    Orkrider2 Star commenter

    which is why I said iphone, not portable phone.
  17. wanet

    wanet Star commenter

    I thought an iphone was a portable phone in the same way that a ford is a car?
  18. Orkrider2

    Orkrider2 Star commenter

    Well, yes. But also a plastic drivers licence is still a licence in the same way that a paper one is.
  19. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    If we're talking about ridiculous flags than how about Nepal

    It's not even a proper flag - more a sort of banner thing.
  20. hope4thefuture

    hope4thefuture New commenter

    I prefer this new flag proposed for NZ.

    (You can scroll down and see Peter Jackson cheerfully waving it about :))

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