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    What's that on your jacket?

    Postby Nebiros » 01 Nov 2009 06:55

    No not KJA's jacket. This is highly unorthodox but the Dune forums are the only online communities I am part of. I have a question and maybe you guys can tell me.

    I tried to google it but I cannot find the proper words to search for it. And I don't personally know anyone who knows this.

    While many American politicians and TV pundits like to wear an American flag lapel pin, the British favor a large red oval thing on their lapel. If your British you will probably know what I'm talking about.

    I see it so often when I watch TV. British politicians wear this red 8 shaped thing with a black spot in the middle and a green leaf on top. It looks like a flower or a rotten fruit with that black spot. I'd provide pics but I have not mastered how plus I cannot even find it. If it were entirely ornamental then there should be various designs but everyone I've seen wearing it has the exact same design.

    Everyone from TV personalities to politicians no matter what party or elected and unelected wears this strange red thing on their lapel. What does it mean? Or rather why do they wear it?
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    Re: What's that on your jacket?

    Postby lotek » 01 Nov 2009 07:14

    could be this:
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    http://www.poppy.org.uk/
    or this
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_AIDS_Day

    but I'd go for the poppy :)
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    Re: What's that on your jacket?

    Postby nampigai » 01 Nov 2009 07:39

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    Re: What's that on your jacket?

    Postby lotek » 01 Nov 2009 08:17

    nampigai wrote:It's due to remembrance day:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Remembrance_Day


    Remembrance Day – also known as Poppy Day, Armistice Day (the event it commemorates) or Veterans Day – is a day to commemorate the sacrifices of members of the armed forces and of civilians in times of war, specifically since the First World War.


    Poppy Day is the common name in the uk ;)
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    Re: What's that on your jacket?

    Postby Nebiros » 02 Nov 2009 20:27

    Thanks for the info. I want to get one of those poppies myself.
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