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  • #16
    More importantly, why would a Brit like Baden-Powell pick a "French" symbol like a fleur-de-lys? What on Earth came over him?

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    • #17
      "More importantly, why would a Brit like Baden-Powell pick a "French" symbol like a fleur-de-lys?"

      He picked it as it was the north point on a compass, not because it was a french symbol.

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      • #18
        Rumour has it that he had whittled the choices down to either a fleur-de-lis or frog legs.

        Yet another momentous decision point in the timeline of history that too often goes unnoticed by the ungrateful masses.

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        • #19
          "he had whittled the choices down to either a fleur-de-lis or frog legs"

          Wow! If we're unpopular with some groups because of God and Gays, just think what would happen if we had a symbol like that? PETA would be all over us.

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          • #20
            And to think I was surprised to discover that the swatiska was really a hindu good luck symbol, and a sioux good luck symbol, and a Scout good luck symbol...

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            • #21
              Yeah, there was a time when a swastika was a good thing, before some yahoo with a funky moustache came along and messed everything up.

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              • #22
                The fleur-de-lis is the "peace lily"...quite appropriate for the Movement, actually.

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