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Vara

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Looks very striking, thanks again to those who spent a lot of time making it possible.

NB. For Sue, rearranging the bunting does not constitute, ''dossing on the boat when you should be sorting the garden'', it's a matter of priorities.
 

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Of course, you should wwear both. Difficult bit is deciding seniority. Whole YBW Burgee or ECF Burgee?
 

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No contest. Alphabet wins.:encouragement:

On the contrary, the national is the senior and should be superior. On the other hand, the natives cannot be guaranteed to be friendly, so a more pragmatic approach would be to put local above national.
 

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I find that an alternative word for pennant (perhaps just for the streamer type?) is 'vimpel', the origins of which are apparently the same as those of 'wimple'. ('Blue Nuns of the East Coast', anyone? :)). 'Burgee' may derive from 'bourgeois' (cf. 'burgess'). Just thought you etiquette buffs might like to know that.
 

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Isnt Wimpel Dutch for pennent

Yes, and vimpel in Danish and Swedish (and German, IIRC) as well as English. I haven't been able to find any connection with wimple in terms of the shape of the cloth, but the etymologies are apparently connected.
 
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