Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Danish flags

I know I go on about Scandinavians and their flags ad nauseum but I think it is because I didn't really fully get them till I read this cartoon Thomas found yesterday. Like the little German guy, I find all that flag-waving a bit nationalistically sinister - I wasn't sure why my wedding needed a Danish flag (but no Scottish one) on the table or why my babies all get Danish flags in their birthday cakes. It feels a bit like a strange religious sect is trying to indoctrinate or ensnare you, but if, as the last paragraph explains it represents happiness and not nationalism to them, I'm at least starting to get it!

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