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All "British Arctic Territory" flags are hoaxes, developed by Clay Moss et al. on April Fools' Days
by Marc Pasquin, 1 April 2013
The Determined Independent New Governance of the British Arctic Territory
(DINGBAT) is a political group which seeks to change the current status of the
territory to that of a fully sovereign entity while remaining part of the Commonwealth (and incidentally joining MERCOSUR for reasons best left
DINGBAT has been active for many years to gain sovereignty for the BAT which they refer to as "Nunakluik", apparently a native word meant to translate as "land of the the free" but some believe to actually translate as "land of the frozen peas". Apart from giggling, local Inuit elders never bothered to settled the dispute.
DINGBAT recently unveiled a flag they would like to see used by an independent BAT, a picture of one flying can be seen here at a meeting of the whole membership of DINGBAT: http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/1086/batsovereignty.jpg
Marc Pasquin, 1 April 2013
I can verify the existence of DINGBAT. For the record, there are 3 members.
Two of them are in the flag photo while the third guy is taking the picture. I
can also verify that tradition says that the word "Nunakluik" roughly translates
as "land of the frozen pee", not "peas".
Clay Moss, 1 April 2013