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User currently offlineKazzie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1942 times:

Ok I have been biting my nails over starting this topic but time to cave in....

Has anyone noticed the extreme amount of England flags that you attached to the window going around?

I counted over 30 on the motorway today.... and I was on there for 6 miles.... Mad!

Is it just me that seems to notice this?  Silly and yeh its for the footy thing..

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User currently offlineSunshine79 From UK - England, joined Jan 2006, 1759 posts, RR: 30
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1931 times:

I had one on my old car a few years ago. It blew off whilst going to work one morning.


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User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7773 posts, RR: 16
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1931 times:

I would find it odd if you didn't like in England and/or it was during some major worldwide Football competition.

Now I would find it odd if that happened over here... instead of US flags or Yankees flags.



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User currently offlineAirbusA346 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 7437 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1924 times:

To me it seems a bit naff.

Also it is a risk to your car, of being broken into, due to the gap left in the window from where the flag attachs to the car window. The gap is probably big enough to fit a item through to brake the window.

Tom.



Tom Walker '086' First Officer of a A318/A319 for Air Lambert - Hours Flown: 17 hour 05 minutes (last updated 24/12/05).
User currently offlineAdamTStarFlyer From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 64 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1920 times:

No, not just you, i noticed that on the M6 today, there were a few. Not 30though! World Cup fever has hit!
Where i work we have sold out of them in the last week, they seem pretty popular! Must confess, i have them for my car aswell!
Lets just hope that the players live up to the hype! With Steven Gerrard in a rich vein of form we stand every chance! The country will probably grind to a stand still on match days!


User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1909 times:

Sad chavs celebrating England winning the World Cup um getting to the World Cup Final, no that's not it Getting through the first round no, that won't happen either - celebrating the fact they'll be home from Germany pretty soon.

 Silly


User currently offlineBHXFAOTIPYYC From Portugal, joined Jun 2005, 1644 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1904 times:

Quoting Kazzie (Thread starter):
Has anyone noticed the extreme amount of England flags that you attached to the window going around?

Err no, but I've seen a few Portuguese ones.  duck 

I would've thought they'd be banned on cars, unless of course the high quality 'made in China' plastic sticks have been tested in a wind tunnel first.

So do any Scots/Welsh actually support England, or is it whatever team happens to be playing AGAINST England?



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User currently offlineSpeedbirdie From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 915 posts, RR: 52
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1898 times:

I used to have a Canadian one on my car! Think it blew off on the M25 somewhere remember Kaz? Think we were more concerned about our blistering legs though!
Oh the joys of being british and Sunburnt!
English flag on car = CHAV!!



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User currently offlineKazzie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1898 times:

Quoting Speedbirdie (Reply 7):
I used to have a Canadian one on my car! Think it blew off on the M25 somewhere remember Kaz? Think we were more concerned about our blistering legs though!

oh yes.. remind me of that pain.... Next time we USE SUN CREAM

What a funny day  Silly


User currently offlineMatt72033 From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 1617 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1875 times:

Quoting Sunshine79 (Reply 1):
I had one on my old car a few years ago. It blew off whilst going to work one morning.

was it conviniently the morning after we crashed out of the tournament? lol  Wink

Quoting AirbusA346 (Reply 3):
The gap is probably big enough to fit a item through to brake the window.

why would you need a gap to fit something through to "brake" a window? a fist will do fine!


User currently offlineAirbusA346 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 7437 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1860 times:

Quoting Matt72033 (Reply 9):
a fist will do fine!

At least you wouldn't cut your fist to shreads.

Tom.



Tom Walker '086' First Officer of a A318/A319 for Air Lambert - Hours Flown: 17 hour 05 minutes (last updated 24/12/05).
User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5134 posts, RR: 33
Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1853 times:

dont see many of them around here.

For some reason they have a habbit of falling off, or worse the car windscreen spontaniously shattering......



That'll teach you
User currently offlineAirbusA346 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 7437 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1839 times:

Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 11):
For some reason they have a habbit of falling off, or worse the car windscreen spontaniously shattering......

Thats probably just bad manufacturing.

My 2000 Post Big grin

Tom.



Tom Walker '086' First Officer of a A318/A319 for Air Lambert - Hours Flown: 17 hour 05 minutes (last updated 24/12/05).
User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 25
Reply 13, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1822 times:




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User currently offlineAirbusA346 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 7437 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1813 times:

Quoting Mhodgson (Reply 13):

HA HA HA HA LOL LOL LMAO LMAO

 rotfl   rotfl   rotfl   rotfl 

Nice One.

Tom.



Tom Walker '086' First Officer of a A318/A319 for Air Lambert - Hours Flown: 17 hour 05 minutes (last updated 24/12/05).
User currently offlineCosec59 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1782 times:

Quoting AirbusA346 (Reply 3):
To me it seems a bit naff.

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Quoting Speedbirdie (Reply 7):
English flag on car = CHAV!!

 yes 

Quoting Mhodgson (Reply 13):

" Lower than average driving ability"
Also read lower than average intelligence


User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 16, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1782 times:

Quoting Kazzie (Thread starter):
on the motorway today.... and I was on there for 6 miles

Damn  eek 

Someone let you loose on the motorway??

Quoting Kazzie (Thread starter):
Mad!

Certainly is  Wink


Lee



Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
User currently offlineKazzie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1777 times:

Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 16):
Someone let you loose on the motorway??

On a coach!


User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 18, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1777 times:

Quoting Kazzie (Reply 17):
On a coach!

Well, you should have put that in the 1st place  Wink


Lee



Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 20
Reply 19, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1728 times:
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There's nothing wrong with showing a bit of patriotism and support for England during the world, it happens during every tournament. It's certainly not 'naff' or strange. When the world cup finishes the flags will disappear.


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User currently offlineKiwiinOz From New Zealand, joined Oct 2005, 2165 posts, RR: 5
Reply 20, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1719 times:

Quoting Arsenal@LHR (Reply 19):
When the world cup finishes the flags will disappear.

Actually, to be more precise, when England get knocked out the flags will disappear, so probably a couple of weeks earlier.


User currently offlineGo3Team From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3267 posts, RR: 16
Reply 21, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1697 times:

I visited England during WC2002, and wondered about the many flags hanging from houses, cars, etc, and not even knowing what the heck that flag was for. Up to that point, I had believed that the Union Jack was the only flag, and England, Wales, and Scotland didn't have their own flags. Stupid me. Now I know.


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User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8002 posts, RR: 5
Reply 22, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1688 times:

Interestingly, I haven't heard of all those German flags on cars in Germany now that the World Cup is less than a month away....

User currently offlineDETA737 From Portugal, joined Oct 2000, 612 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1681 times:

I remember during the 2002 cup I was in Toronto and there were flags from all of the countries it seemed almost everywhere, due to the large ethnic communities in the city. I saw lots of Brazilian, Turkish, Korean, Italian, Portuguese, German flags, etc all over. I'm sure there will be a repeat this time around.

User currently offlineCPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4780 posts, RR: 23
Reply 24, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1677 times:

I saw lots of Brazilian, Turkish, Korean, Italian, Portuguese, German flags, etc all over.

And when Brazil wins, the Portugese all pretend to be Brazilians  Smile


25 Cosec59 : Oh yes it is!!!! Extremely naff
26 Post contains images QANTASforever : Yeah I know. We've had one of them on stuck on our flag for years now. A disgrace. QFF
27 Post contains images LOT767-300ER : The last week of may is when the flag of Poland goes up on my car.....with the rest of Chicago
28 C-GRYK : LOL! Because the average person who breaks into cars carries "tools" with them only applicable once a window is cracked a half inch!! It's called you
29 Post contains images Willo : I just wish, that as a nation we would be proud enough to fly out national flag at all times and not just when major sporting events come round. When
30 LOT767-300ER : I have also noticed this is prevelant in Northern Europe. We have the American/Polish flying infront of our house for different/holidays or occasions
31 Post contains images Oli80 : If anyone was on the M1 on the weekend (between London and Leeds), they may have seen a black Clio with a bright orange flag..? Yup, that was me! I re
32 Post contains images Banco : Nah, we don't need to. Other inferior nations parade their flags to show how wonderful they are. We Brits sit in quiet contemplation knowing how much
33 Post contains images Gkirk : I was thinking that as well. You English lot don't seem to have any pride in being English for some reason. As long as you don't drive into Scotland
34 Banco : Having to live next to the Scots for a start...
35 Diesel1 : I've never understood this about England. The only thing that seems to encourage patriotism is the English football team's appearance at at a major t
36 QANTASforever : You say the word "encouraging" and then use the word "requirement" in the space of one sentence. The flying of a flag should be spontaneous, it shoul
37 JGPH1A : That's because Welsh and Scottish patriotism is a way of strengthening their identity as seperate from the English. The English don't feel they have
38 EWS : On My new focus i have a little england badge above the "focus" bandge on the back end. I had to buy it because the kids wouldnt shut up about it. Don
39 Mhodgson : I think it has become popular to do this recently after a lot of anti-British rubbish in the domestic news - a few years ago a pub was told to take do
40 Post contains images Willo : Agreed, the flying of flags should be spontaneous. The "requirement" should be for all British and Commonwealth subjects to have a picture of Her Maj
41 Post contains images Gkirk : You bite almost as easily as Qantasforever
42 QANTASforever : You're like the Elgin Marbles. A decrepid museum piece that's always starting fights. QFF
43 Post contains images Gkirk :
44 Post contains images Willo : Spot on! Time for a G+T, if I can attract the attention of the drinks wallah. Ah! here we go... "Gin and Tonic to my usual seat on the veranda. Chop,
45 BA757 : I remember seeing on Top Gear (I think) years ago that someone had actually bothered to work out how much extra drag all these flags created and thus
46 Post contains images TomatLTN : Superb Regards Tom {Lauging of luton}
47 Arsenal@LHR : Precisely in what way is it naff? Flying a flag is the most visible way an individual can show support for his/her country. Have you ever been to Ame
48 Post contains images Gkirk : No, you in England only bring out the flag on special occassions.
49 Cosec59 : A flag costing 99p trailing from every chav car without tax, MOT and probably insurance. That's why it's naff. An ex-girlfriend bought one for my car
50 Post contains images Arsenal@LHR : OK, England, seeing that Scotland isn't usually there to mix it in with the creme de la creme.
51 Post contains images Banco : Ah, is that when the nurses say "Old Mr Willo thinks he's back in India running the Raj again, bless him..."?
52 Post contains images Jamie757 : Sound reasoning here! Rgds.
53 Post contains images Gkirk : It sounds like you're all embarrassed of the English flag for some reason? ?
54 Cosec59 : Not at all. Far from it infact, which is why I believe putting 99p replicas on a car is so naff
55 Post contains images Gkirk : You should be proud to fly the English flag wherever you are, surely?
56 Banco : I wouldn't recommend it on the Falls Road in Belfast...
57 Post contains images Cornish : And if you're going to - make sure its attached to an armoured Land Rover
58 Post contains images Matt72033 : was it conviniently the morning after we crashed out of the tournament? lol why would you need a gap to fit something through to "brake" a window? a
59 Post contains images YooYoo :
60 Jamesbuk : Me and my dad put one on our landrover (The baby to the big one) we lowered the back window (there like normal windows on the back) and slid it on the
61 Post contains images Wingscrubber : If any of you happen to be driving along the A3 between wimbledon and new malden, keep an eye out for the little st. georges cross stuck in the fence
62 Matt72033 : your garunteed three games just in the group stages
63 Post contains images CPH-R : Around here, we stopped doing that, oh, around 14 years ago - you know, the last time we actually did well in the playoffs (If you can't join them, be
64 Mattlad : theres loads on cars round this area
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