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    Happy Birthday, Union Jack

    April 12, 1606. James I approved the flag of all king colours. Hooray! I love the flag!
    «И всё, что сейчас происходит внутре — тоже является частью вселенной».

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    нееееееееееееееееееееет, я ненавижу этот флаг, мне до смерти надоел!!! он просто везде!

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    :P And I love that flag too!!! Hurrah!!!
    By the way Rtyom thanks for such interesting information!
    I never know it before! YAY! Now I have to hang the flag anywhere in my flat!
    Я так думаю.

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    Jacob?

    James I of England and XI of Scotland, I think you'll find.

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    James I of England and XI of Scotland, I think you'll find
    Yes James VI of Scotland and James I of England
    In fact Russians call him Яков

    Henry - Генрих
    Edward - Эдвард
    Elizabeth - Елизавета
    James - Яков
    Charles - Карл

    In Russian their names differ and sound not like in English.
    Я так думаю.

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    Re: Happy Birthday, Union Jack

    Quote Originally Posted by Rtyom
    April 12, 1606. Jacob I approved the flag of all king colours.
    But what about all the king's horses and all the king's men -- could they put Humptington J. Dumpty III back together again?
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    sorry for being such a navy arse, but its not the Union Jack unless its flying from a Jackstaff. Technically, its the Union Flag.

    Just thought you should know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by submarineshaun
    sorry for being such a navy arse...Just thought you should know.
    Yes, you are...just thought you should know.
    /I'm kidding of course :P
    //Any reason you spelled Scotland with two "t's"?
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    No; just a typo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by submarineshaun
    No; just a typo.
    Oh, ok. Didn't know if there was a new Scottish separist movement to be aware of or something!
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    lol; posting on a thread about the union flag, would seem so..

    Actually, I grew up in Birmigham, UK. The first time I visited scottland was when I was moved to Faslane

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    Quote Originally Posted by submarineshaun
    sorry for being such a navy arse, but its not the Union Jack unless its flying from a Jackstaff. Technically, its the Union Flag.

    Just thought you should know.
    All right, I agree.

    P.S. Sorry for messing up James! These Russian equivalents are stuck in mind forever. Leof has explained it above.
    «И всё, что сейчас происходит внутре — тоже является частью вселенной».

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    Re: Happy Birthday, Union Jack

    Quote Originally Posted by Barmaley
    Quote Originally Posted by Rtyom
    April 12, 1606. Jacob I approved the flag of all king colours.
    But what about all the king's horses and all the king's men -- could they put Humptington J. Dumpty III back together again?
    I wish I understood you.
    «И всё, что сейчас происходит внутре — тоже является частью вселенной».

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    Perhaps Barmale hinted at Carroll's Humpty-Dumpty?
    Я так думаю.

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    Suprisingly, I know it.
    «И всё, что сейчас происходит внутре — тоже является частью вселенной».

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    and I did not. I mean I guessed something like this but I never knew the exact dates. Great picture Steve!
    Я так думаю.

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    Happy Birthday ))

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    Poor Wales isn't included on the flag though, since: 1. It doesn't really fit, and 2. Wales is a principality of England technically, whereas Scotland, England are seperate nations, and Ireland (was).

    When Ireland become independant in the 1920s(was it), the six counties that wanted (voted?) to remain part of the UK split away from the rest of the country which became the Irish Free State, and then Republic of Ireland (Eire). The 6 counties became known as Northern Ireland and are the fourth country that comprises the UK.

    It has different flag:


    But they didn't change the overall Union Jack

    Hence the name changed from The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, to The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
    Great Britain = England, Scotland and Wales.

    This is why it is annoying when you see websites (99% of the time American) that list countries and have United Kingdom and Scotland listen seperately.

    Great Britain technically isn't a country, it's just the mainland of the UK.

    And people in Wales, Scotland and NI get pissed off if you refer to the UK as England.
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    cool flag

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