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Old 04-24-2005, 04:54 AM
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The flag was inventer in 1925 and have a feeling that stripes were worn before that date but doubt that the flag is based onthe shirt.

As for onions, my Grandfather remembers them from the 1950's when he worked on the railways in southern England, as they cycled from town to town selling onions and garlic. He said that they sold several varieties of each.

In a typical French supermarket you have a choice of maybe 6 types of onions and several types of garlic while I'm sure that it's less in the average market in the UK (at least it is in Ireland).

I prefer French garlic to the stuff I buy in Ireland. It's much sweeter and never have smalled cloves within the main clove.