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Union Jack outside my house

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Iusedtobecarmen · 09/09/2022 12:05

Following the death of our Queen
Is it acceptable to put a Union Jack in my window as a gesture(the way that I did/do )for Jubilee etc.
Or is it inappropriate/tacky?

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Iusedtobecarmen · 09/09/2022 12:06

Ignore the random brackets 🤔

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Sunnyqueen · 09/09/2022 12:07

No quite a few people have done it round me.

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YellowTreeHouse · 09/09/2022 12:07

Why would it be inappropriate? It’s your own country’s flag. Fly it with pride.

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Tierne · 09/09/2022 12:09

Is it tacky to have pride in your country and flag?

Ask the french they have their flags all over the shop

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JoeyThePrawn · 09/09/2022 12:10

I'd do it 🇬🇧

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Pavlova31 · 09/09/2022 12:11

Quite a few up around here.

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MistressIggi · 09/09/2022 12:12

Can you fly it though? Should it not be at half-mast? (Not a flat expert but I think that is what happens!)

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averageavocado · 09/09/2022 12:15

If you want to do it, do it - I wouldn't, but also I wouldn't judge you if you did.

and for the pedants among us....

Union Flag
Name Union Jack/Union Flag
Adopted 1606
Design Blue field on which the Cross of Saint Andrew counterchanged with the Cross of Saint Patrick, over all the Cross of Saint George fimbriated.
The Union Jack, or Union Flag, is the de facto national flag of the United Kingdom. Although no law has been passed making the Union Jack the official national flag of the United Kingdom, it has effectively become such through precedent. It is sometimes asserted that the term Union Jack properly refers only to naval usage, but this assertion was dismissed by the Flag Institute in 2013 following historical investigations


What does the jack mean in Union Jack?
The 'Jack' part comes from the name for a small maritime flag. Since before 1600, 'jack' has been used to describe a small flag flown from the mast of a ship – so, when a small version of the Union Jack started to be flown around 1627, it was often referred to as the jack, jack flag or King's jack.

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Iusedtobecarmen · 09/09/2022 12:18

MistressIggi · 09/09/2022 12:12

Can you fly it though? Should it not be at half-mast? (Not a flat expert but I think that is what happens!)

No. No flag pole lol
Just up in window

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worriedatthistime · 09/09/2022 12:19

I have seen a few up last night already

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Iusedtobecarmen · 09/09/2022 12:21

Pavlova31 · 09/09/2022 12:11

Quite a few up around here.

There's not by me,hence why I posted question. In case it's frowned upon.
I always put flags up for Royal events
And England flag up for sporting events like world Cup.
This is probably common on MN

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WhatATimeToBeAlive · 09/09/2022 12:21

Well if you can't put it up when our greatest monarch has died then when can you? It's a fitting tribute.

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Iusedtobecarmen · 09/09/2022 12:22

Seen as common, I mean😁

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Georgeskitchen · 09/09/2022 12:22

It's absolutely fine. Nothing tacky about our National flag and nothing inappropriate about wanting to commemorate our Queen x

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Iusedtobecarmen · 09/09/2022 12:22

WhatATimeToBeAlive · 09/09/2022 12:21

Well if you can't put it up when our greatest monarch has died then when can you? It's a fitting tribute.

That's what I thought

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mamabear715 · 09/09/2022 12:23

I would if I had one. Wish I did.

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Iusedtobecarmen · 09/09/2022 12:24

Great. I will do as soon as I get in. Thanks

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dudsville · 09/09/2022 12:31

Common is defined as "occurring, found, or done often; prevalent". Another term might be average. The average IQ for instance is simply the range in which most of us sit. If you like something, if it fits your values and ethics, then don't waste your time wondering if it's common. It might well be, but that's another term for popular.

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IcedPurple · 09/09/2022 12:41

GB is the only country where flying your nation's flag, even in the country itself, is seen as controversial.

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HebeSunshine · 09/09/2022 12:43

I just drove past a house with one flying and it choked me up a bit 😢

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Cheeselog · 09/09/2022 12:44

IcedPurple · 09/09/2022 12:41

GB is the only country where flying your nation's flag, even in the country itself, is seen as controversial.

Not been to Germany, have you?

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willitevergetwarm · 09/09/2022 12:44

I put mine up last night and I don't care what anyone else thinks

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Cw112 · 09/09/2022 12:57

I personally wouldn't but that's just me and there's a few people on my street do it doesn't really bother me. Depends where you live, might be contentious in certain areas of northern Ireland so I'd consider your neighbours/ area you live in and decide based on that? I'm sure lots of people will be over the next few days.

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nachoavocado · 09/09/2022 13:13

My neighbours have done it.

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NotSorry · 09/09/2022 13:14

I saw one in a window today - go for it OP

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