Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Not As Great Britain

The picture at the top of this post made me wonder: if Scotland splits from the UK, will the UK change it's flag? The British flag that everyone knows, aka the Union Jack, is actually designed to be the combination of the English and Scottish flags (with Patrick's cross to represent Ireland). Without the Scottish bits, all the blue would go. It would just be 2 red crosses (one standing on one leg, like a lower case "t", and the other standing on two, like an "X") on a white field. Pretty dull, if you ask me.

In fact, I doubt they would change the flag. It is among the most recognized flags in the world. But I do wonder if "UK" will fall out of favor if the K is not so U anymore.