Monday, 19 October 2009

Put Out More Flags

I'm not sure whether this set of flags spells anything ("England expects...", maybe, or more likely "Send three and fourpence, we're going to a dance"*), but I'm running them up the mast anyway.

Once you start looking, you can't help seeing them everywhere. Stand by!

* Explanation added on 20/10/09 for non-British readers:

It is a (hopefully) apocryphal story told about the British army, that an urgent signal was sent from the front: "Send reinforcements, we're going to advance". This was misinterpeted at HQ as "Send three and fourpence**, we're going to a dance".

** "Three and fourpence" = three shillings and four pennies = about 16.6666666666 new pence.

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