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Bobtanian Report 7 Nov 2013 10:22

I wonder how many people know this?


Bobtanian Report 7 Nov 2013 10:23

The correct way to wear your poppy.................

I didn't.............


Island Report 7 Nov 2013 10:39

Oh go on Bob, tell us. I wouldn't like to make a fashion faux pas. :-0


AnnCardiff Report 7 Nov 2013 10:43

me neither - no way would I like to ridiculed for wearing my poppy incorrectly :-S


Bobtanian Report 7 Nov 2013 10:43

Apparently the poppy is viewed as a clock.............and the leaf is supposed to point to 11 oclock


that's it

I always supported and wore MY Poppy with pride and for the remembrance of those that gave us their lives and sacrifices,

the fashion part never entered My head........


Joeva Report 7 Nov 2013 10:48

The eleventh hour, on the eleventh day, eleventh month to mark the end of WW1.


Bobtanian Report 7 Nov 2013 10:58

By Joeva................she's got it!!


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 7 Nov 2013 11:00

As a child, I was told a little story about the origins on the Red Poppy., highly unlikely to be true

The poppys which grew in Flanders used to be white. Because of the spilled blood, the next time they grew they were red.

What ever the origins of this 'myth' it makes you think


Joeva Report 7 Nov 2013 11:02

:-D @Bobtanian


Island Report 7 Nov 2013 11:10

Well I never knew that - which way the leaf points I mean,


Porkie_Pie Report 7 Nov 2013 11:18

I always remove the leaf,

Their is not a right or wrong way to wear your poppy,

Edit, Just wear it with pride



Joeva Report 7 Nov 2013 11:21

Exactly Porkie Pie, we should all just wear our poppy with pride.


Bobtanian Report 7 Nov 2013 11:31

just so Roy,

(it was mentioned on the radio, yesterday,)



Paula+ Report 7 Nov 2013 11:32

That's interesting Bob, but far more important is we remember why it is worn, and it's worn with pride.

My fourteen year old Granddaughter is an army cadet and she will be laying her squadron wreath at the Cenotaph on Sunday. It is a joy to see her Facebook page supporting our serving troops, and also recognising the fallen.



EDIT.. I spotted a a mistake :-|


DazedConfused Report 7 Nov 2013 11:51

Also up until a few years ago no poppies had the leaf.

The Royal British Legion say there is no hard and fast rule as to the wearing of the poppy.

But popular culture has adopted the 11 o/c leaf, which I think is a good gesture.


Porkie_Pie Report 7 Nov 2013 11:51

For several years now people have been debating poppy etiquette in the media

Lots of so called experts have between them created several myths and thats all they are myths,



Bobtanian Report 7 Nov 2013 11:55


probably about as important as to which side of a mans face, he shaves first? :-)


nameslessone Report 7 Nov 2013 12:01

Quote from Royal British Legion:

‘It is a matter of personal choice whether an individual chooses to wear a poppy and also how they choose to wear it,’ a spokeswoman said.
‘There is no right or wrong lapel, no right or wrong leaf position, no right or wrong time of day, no right or wrong start date. The best way wear a poppy, is to wear it with pride.."

The last line says it all.


nameslessone Report 7 Nov 2013 12:05

Here's how some people get it sooooo wrong:


GoldenGirl1 Report 7 Nov 2013 12:36

The only thing that confuses me is men appear to
wear it on the left and women on the right. I've always
worn mine on the left, am I wrong?