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proposed flag for Oxbridge

I whipped this up by combining the arms of Merseyside in England and that of Oxford College. Certainly has a different "flavor" than so many NAL flags, don't you think? And the symbolism lends itself to several different interpretations. Zahir 21:21, 21 March 2006 (PST)

Quite nummy, Zahir. :) I'd vote for it. BoArthur
I like it too! Nik

Shall we de-prop this article? Zahir 11:44, 29 May 2007 (PDT)

Just interested - why is it named Oxbridge? (Oxford+Cambridge?) Abdul-aziz 06:25, 30 May 2007 (PDT)
Maybe. I didn't name it. <g> Zahir 07:52, 30 May 2007 (PDT)
I'd like to be able to say "It's named for the famous Oxbridge, doncha know!" But the fact is, the province is named for the stone bridge that carries PR-1 across the Millstone River / Mersey Canal, which in this region is along what would become the border between West and East Mersey, in the split town of Somerset (Kent) / Middlesex (Oxbridge). In the vicinity of *here*'s New Brunswick, NJ. Elemtilas 14:02, 30 May 2007 (PDT)
I see. In that case, why would the flag incorporate arms of the Oxford College? Abdul-aziz 14:55, 30 May 2007 (PDT)
I would have thought that the flag would have incorporated elements from from the univerity arms of Oxford and Cambridge. *Here* Oxbridge is the short-hand for both universities as the pre-eminent equivalents of Ivy League Universities in Britain. To quote a piece of dialogue from the 1980s series A Very Peculiar Practice: University Reformer: We need a two-tiered university system in this country! Oldguard: We do, Oxbridge and the rest! Even if the Millstone/Mersey bridge is the origin of the name no doubt the false origin for the two universities is widespread. It's what I thought it was named for - AndrewSmith 21:02, 30 May 2007 (PDT).
I've never heard of that particular shorthand, but it certainly makes sense. When I named the province, I just liked the sound of "ox bridge" -- kind of like "ox ford" only different. Elemtilas 15:01, 1 June 2007 (PDT)
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