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northstream
1356192.  Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:07 am Reply with quote

Hi all on QI, from Sweden's southern tip, Skåne (or Scania in English). Not sure if its intentional but just wanted to thank the show for representing Sweden's southernmost geographical area with our flag, a yellow cross on a red background, in the set background. It was created by mixing the Swedish flag (yellow cross, blue background) with the Danish one (white cross, red background), honoring the struggles of the past in this area between the two countries. Love the show, thanks for a great production!

 
suze
1356196.  Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:18 am Reply with quote

Hi northstream!

Like all the Scandinavian flags, the flag of Skåne has the Nordic cross off-centre. The flag depicted on the show has the same yellow cross and red field, but the cross is in the centre.

It is in fact the international signal flag for the letter R. That set of flags is used by ships to communicate with one another if they cannot communicate by radio.

But you are in fact the second person who has asked on this forum whether it might be the flag of Skåne. The other was a Dane, so the struggles in your area have been duly honoured!

 
northstream
1356218.  Mon Aug 17, 2020 12:57 pm Reply with quote

Thanks for informing and clearing up my misconception! I also enjoy the fact that we have representation on both sides the sound on the matter :).

 

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