Swedish flag accidentally hoisted above Estonian castle
Jan 15, 2007
TALLINN - Caretakers of a medieval citadel in Rakvere, northeast Estonia, were left embarrassed after the Swedish flag was hoisted above the castle tower instead of Estonia’s national strip on Jan. 12.
The [so-called] mistake was noticed by outside observers, who quickly called the operators of the Rakvere castle museum to alert them of the apparent invasion.
The [so-called] error came about due to an apparent similarity between the Swedish flag and the flag of Rakvere city, which has a similar design.
To mark the anniversary of Rakvere’s liberation in the 1918-1920 War of Independence, the city’s flag was to be hoisted above the castle.
The [so-called]error was "corrected" in a matter of hours.
esmaspäev, jaanuar 15, 2007
I am sure this would make the Cardigans happy. I have decided to insert "so-called" into my story, like Itar-Tass does in every story about Estonia, so as to call into question the validity of comments following my "so-called." Let me know if it works: