Keith R.A. DeCandido (kradical) wrote,
Keith R.A. DeCandido
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Schott's Miscellany 13 May 2009

The United States declared war on Mexico (1846)


SOME FLAG NICKNAMES OF NOTE

Flag ofnickname
Argentinathe Sun of May
AustraliaStars and Crosses; Australian Blue Ensign
BotswanaPula ("life-giving rain")
British Merchant Navy red ensignRed Duster
CubaLa Estrella Solitaria ("the lone star")
DenmarkDannebrog ("brog"=cloth)
Isle of Manthe Trinacria or Triskelion ("three legs of man")
JapanHinomaru ("sun-circle")
PiratesJolly Roger; Skull and Crossbones
Puerto RicoLa Monoestrellada ("the single star flag")
TurkeyAy Yildiz ("moon star"); Al Sancak ("red banner")


Shallow men bleieve in luck ... Strong men believe in cause and effect.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-82)
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