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. Just a brief note. It seems to me that one of the things that would be "nice" to have on this site would be a "glossary" of flag-related terms, ...
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    Robin Hickman is offline Senior Member
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    Question "Flags" GLOSSARY On-Site ???

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    Just a brief note.

    It seems to me that one of the things that would be "nice" to have on this site would be a "glossary" of flag-related terms, including some graphics to help illustrate some (ALL?) of the terms.

    I believe that it would be VERY helpful to the "Newbies" and/or people who do NOT deal with Flags, or flag terms, very often.

    It would help us ALL communicate a little better and a little faster if we all knew, or at least had access to an on-site glossary, something about the "what was what", if you know what I mean.

    Vexillogical words, descriptions, "jargon", and "slang" can be very confusing to someone from "outside" the field of Vexillology. You know: "Newbies".

    For Your Consideration.....

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    Default Re: "Flags" GLOSSARY On-Site ???

    Like "pulldown?" Pulldowns (U.S.)

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    Default Re: "Flags" GLOSSARY On-Site ???

    The "Flags of the World" site has an very extensive "Dictionary of Vexillology" at Dictionary of Vexillology: Table of Contents

    Peter Ansoff

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    Default Re: "Flags" GLOSSARY On-Site ???

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    Hi, Nick !
    Hi, Peter !

    The title of this thread is: "Flags" GLOSSARY On-Site ???

    I was thinking along the lines of a somewhat "simple" Flags Glossary designed for "flag newbies" and people who don't deal or work with Flags very often (You know, just like the vast majority of our visitors?) Perhaps have some illustrations to help explain things.

    Having it "ON-SITE" would mean if our guests came across a "flag-related" word, phrase, or a bit of jargon or slang, they could easily be directed to a page right here instead of someplace halfway around the internet.

    And yes, it could include such terms as "pulldown", "heading", "fly", "hoist", "truck", "double needle lock stitch", "Union", "field", et cetera.

    Just a simple glossary, not a complex dictionary.

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    Default Re: "Flags" GLOSSARY On-Site ???

    Robin,
    I appreciate your concern to have a glossary on the Forum site, but I would prefer a link from the Forum to FOTW. They've been there-done that. Now, if one of our Senior Members decided to start a Thread on Flag Terms, I could not object to that!

    For illustrations, we could LINK to Flagpole Terminology

    Nick

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    Default Re: "Flags" GLOSSARY On-Site ???

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    Hi, Nick !

    Yeah! Something like THAT !

    Simple, Visual, and easy to follow!

    Why, they even have "Header" listed there!

    http://www.amcanflags.com/terminology.aspx

    After almost 5 years of shopping for Flags, it's the first time I've ever run across the AmCan flags & Poles website! Think I'll go look around!

    THANX !!!

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    THIS IS A TEST..... IT IS ONLY A TEST !!!


    This TEST Copy/Pasted FROM : AmCanFlags.com

    http://www.AmCanFlags.com/Terminology.aspx




    Flag Terminology




    Bunting- Is cloth decorated with the national colors. The term is also used for the woolen cloth used in making flags.

    Canton- Any quarter of a flag, but commonly means the upper left (hoist) quarter, such as the field of stars in the flag of the United States.

    Charge- A figure, emblem or symbol appearing in the field of a flag.

    Double Sided- Design reads correctly on both sides of the flag. Typically this flag is 2 single sided flags sewn back to back to make it double thickness. This type of flag is commonly hung horizontally indoors. Double sided flags are heavier than a single reverse flag and are not typically recommended for outdoor use.

    Field- The section of the flag between the hoist and the fly ends is called the field or, sometimes, the ground. It does not include the canton.

    Fly- The fly of a flag is the edge opposite the hoist end, furthest from the flagpole. It’s the part of the flag that flaps in the wind and sometimes becomes frayed. You may hear the term “fly end” to refer to this part of a flag.

    Fringe- Gold fringe can be found on ceremonial flags used indoors and for outdoor ceremonies. The fringe is considered completely within the guidelines of proper flag etiquette.

    Grommet- Is a metal ring placed along the hoist of a flag to attach the halyard. A flag with grommets is the most commonly displayed flag and is typically flown horizontally on a vertical freestanding outdoor flagpole. The hoist edge is reinforced canvas with brass grommets designed to attach the flag to the halyard (rope) of the pole. These flags can also be flown on a variety of other poles without rope.

    Header- A heavy cloth strip, usually canvas, sewn to the hoist edge of a flag and often with grommets for hoisting.

    Hoist- Is used to describe the height of the flag while flying. The term also refers to the edge of the flag that is attached to the flagpole or staff. You may hear the term “hoist end” to refer to this part of a flag.

    Length- The span of a flag along the side at right angles to the flagpole.

    Pole Hem- A flag with pole hem is a flag that has a sewn sleeve (pole hem) instead of grommets. A pole can be inserted into the pole hem to keep the flag attached. The pole hem can be either on the top of the flag so it can be hung on a horizontal pole like a banner or along the side of a flag so it can be hung on a vertical pole. This type of flag is typically hung on smaller poles either outside a home, indoors on smaller freestanding flagpoles or carried in parades.

    Single Reverse- Design is only done on one side of the flag but shows through to the other side in a reverse image. The majority of flags are created this way, including most state flags and corporate flags. A single reverse flag is lightweight and is most cost-effective.

    Width- The span of a flag down the side parallel to the flagpole.


    Military Flag Terms

    Garrison- A garrison flag is a large US Army flag that is flown on military posts on special days. It has a ratio of about 1:2, with measurements of 20 feet by 38 feet.

    Storm- A storm flag is a small US Army flag that is flown on military posts during storms. It has a ratio of about 1:2, with measurements of 5 feet by 9.5 feet.

    Post- A post flag is a large US Army flag that is ordinarily flown on military posts. It has a ratio of about 1:2, with measurements of 8 feet 11 3/8 inches by 17 feet.


    THIS HAS BEEN A TEST..... IT WAS ONLY A TEST !!!


    Robin "Testing, Testing... Hey, Is This Mike Turned ON?" Hickman
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