“Been away a while, did we change the flag?”
That’s a very good question for someone who might have been away distant from Ireland and who came across this type of Irish flag in what looks to be like a polish book for someone who wants to learn English.
Reddit User cra-z-clown posted this photo on the site which sees the book explaining types of possessive grammar using country’s flags.
It starts off by saying, “I am English, this is my flag,” followed by “you are Scottish, this is your flag”.
All well and good up until that point but then when it skips on to “he is Irish, this is his flag,” something doesn’t look quite right…
It goes on to get the Welsh flag and the Union Jack spot on but there isn’t a sight of green, white or orange to be found anywhere.
However, as one commentator pointed out, the book – instead of using the tri-colour – instead opted for the Saint Patrick’s Saltire or St. Patrick’s Cross flag.
This flag is used to represent the whole island of Ireland and St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland.
Do you think it’s okay for those who put the book together to put this flag in the article? Let us know in the comments.