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More Flags, Soccer and Languages?

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

The flag of Slovenia

The flag of Slovakia

Thank goodness for Google alerts. We just discovered a delightful blog site written by someone with apparently similar views about some subjects that are near and dear to our hearts. Yes: Flags, Soccer and Languages. (Warning: The site may be considered by some as rated somewhat “mature”.) Also, the author seems to have a bit of a bias towards Slovenia. 🙂 That said, it’s really a well-written explanation about the differences between the two countries depicted above.

After all those caveats, here’s the link.

A couple of interesting points: he mentions the capital of Slovenia is Ljubljana. We actually have a customer from Ljubljana. He also mentions the upcoming World Cup match between Slovenia and the United States. Go USA! That’s our bias.

World cup = Flags

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

Of course you all know that the World Cup will run this year between June 11th and July 11th in South Africa. Here’s a little something to get you fired up – if you need it!

This video is so inspirational I have to watch it several times each day!  It’s actually become our company’s anthem – of course. Even if you don’t enjoy soccer (impossible!) or care for flags (horrors!), this video deeply speaks to our humanity.

From the YouTube notes:

By the underground, for the underground. This was made anonymously for the love of the sport and its ability to touch the whole world, if but for just a moment. Football, soccer, whatever – a rose by any other name would smell as sweet – no organization, no nation, no flag can overshadow its grace. It is all about our love for the Beautiful Game.

So here’s the question of the day: do you think more flags are flown at the World Cup or the Olympics and why? Hand-written answers must be submitted, double-spaced on white, lined paper. No less than 500 words accepted. Pages and footnotes must be numbered. All decisions by the judges are final. In case of a tie, all participants win. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Bribes are encouraged.