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Old 26-08-2014, 10:27   #1
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Learn Your Nautical Flags

I was sitting in a more or less nautical-themed and very respectable restaurant the other day, gazing idly at the obligatory flags used as part of the decor. Usually I pay little attention to them because either they are random or they spell out the name of the restaurant. This time I noticed that there was something a little different about them, and then it jumped out at me - the flags spelled out "F__ OFF.

I'm not going to say anything because I think it's fun to have it up there, and I am sure management would remove it if they knew. But I was wondering - has anyone else ever run across this sort of thing? And if so, what was it and what, if anything, finally happened?
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Old 26-08-2014, 10:40   #2
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Re: Learn Your Nautical Flags

couple of different times. once on a boat with about the same saying as you found and another at the enterence to a yacht club outting with the flags spelling out, "claim your prize inside" .. for anyone that asked about the prize, they recieved a Free dinner that night.. only a couple people read the flags......
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Old 26-08-2014, 11:12   #3
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Re: Learn Your Nautical Flags

I've wanted to put that very phrase in stickers on the back of my vehicle.

I don't know them as well as I should. I hung up my son's name on his wall in signal flags but I do need to study and memorize them better.

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Re: Learn Your Nautical Flags

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the flags spelled out "F__ OFF.
What flags did they use for the Underscore?


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What flags did they use for the Underscore?
I have to confess that the entire message is spelled out in full on the restaurant wall, and I was innocently exposed to it before I could blushingly avert my eyes. I bowdlerized it here simply to spare the feelings of those of our members who are well brought up and unaccustomed to such vulgarity.

Both of them.

But here's an idea - instead of taking it down, they could hang a curtain over it and draw the curtain only for groups of consenting (and paying) adults, the way they do for "those pictures" at Pompei.

Or not.
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