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Old 06-08-2006, 02:57 AM   #1
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Question Flamingos!

I am curious, Why the Flamingo? (They are all pink ... are they not?)

Is it just an 'Airstream thing' or is there a root cause! Someone somewhere must have had the first one. Moreover, you computer buffs... why donít we have a flamingo smiley? There is a pink rabbit!

More than that should I continue this trait in the UK? If I do some one is bound to ask "Why the Flamingo?Ē ... What do I say.... "It's those Americans! they started it but nobody knows why...."

While we are at the American terminology, what is 'LOL' I keep seeing it, and I have had it said (Written) to me...

I am very impressed with these forums on technical and anything Airstream so I hope I will not be let down on these two questions.

Would you believe it .. There are only a handful of Airstream motor homes in the UK and I have one only 20 miles away in one direction, and another 35 miles in another - I'm Surrounded!

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Old 06-08-2006, 03:15 AM   #2
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Just had a thought......

Is it something to do with dancing around the flag-pole... Flamingo - Flamenco (Spanish Dance?)

I was wondering if there is, or was, some sort of initiation dance ceremony that new 'Streamers do on their first rally! Then, finally embarrassment took over and the Flamingo was adopted.

It’s only just a wild (English-sense-of-humour) thought.
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Old 06-08-2006, 03:26 AM   #3
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Well I will write it to you too for this post. LOL

Someone else will have to tell you why flamingos. But I can tell you LOL means laughing out loud. You must have shown your English humour before.

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Just had a thought......

Is it something to do with dancing around the flag-pole... Flamingo - Flamenco (Spanish Dance?)

I was wondering if there is, or was, some sort of initiation dance ceremony that new 'Streamers do on their first rally! Then, finally embarrassment took over and the Flamingo was adopted.

Itís only just a wild (English-sense-of-humour) thought.
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Old 06-08-2006, 04:23 AM   #4
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Morning' Chuck! As I hale from north of the border I seem to be gifted (cursed some say) with more of an English sense of humor.
I've often had to explain myself, and this humor, when it falls short but that's another story....
I tell folks that the American humor is more akin to "slapstick" where the British is more subtle and built on the double entendre'.
And then there was Geo. Formby... The Carry On Gang.... and oh my God....Monty Python!(LOL indeed)
AS far as the pink birds I have no clue. My last ex-wife was nuts about Flamingos but didn't know they went with Airstreams...she'd have got the Airstream too.
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Old 06-08-2006, 06:28 AM   #5
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I don't know why either, but when I was a kid we always heard about old folks in Florida with pink flamingos outside of their trailers. Though I saw some of different colors at stores in Florida last year, I've only seen pink ones set up. My husband wanted one for the airstream, so my sisters gave him a surprise birthday party with a pink flamingo theme. There were pink flamingos everywhere. We now have 6 for the outside along with flamingo lights, flamingo cups and even a pink flamingo hat. You should have seen his face when he came in the room. It was very funny. lol LeeAnn
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Old 06-08-2006, 07:27 AM   #6
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Read "Airstreams and Flamingos"

For some history, there are links for interesting reading
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Old 06-08-2006, 08:02 AM   #7
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Tips to assist you in your search for flamingo answers

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I am curious, Why the Flamingo?
Chuckles, this is a common question on this forum. There has been much speculation on this topic which has spawned multiple threads on this forum that continue to try to address this ever elusive question. To find them is like a treasure hunt but I will offer you up some hints to help you on your way...follow these steps to embark on your adventure to try to find the answer to your question...

1) Click on the Search button at the top of the screen to open the search drop down box
2) Click on "Advanced Search" option to open the advanced search form
3) Enter the word "flamingo" in the "Search by Keyword" box
4) Click the drop down menu below the keyword box and choose "Search titles only"
5) Scroll to the bottom of the form and click the "Search now" button.
6) A list of threads will appear that have "flamingo" information.

Happy hunting for your holy flamingo grail answers! Please report back and let us know if you find out anything aluminating! I'm sure there are others besides myself that would like to hear your viewpoint on this!
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Old 06-08-2006, 12:07 PM   #8
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Guard Flamingos

Actually our 2 pink flamingos serve the purpose of warding off evil doers at night

As for the origin of these creatures, I'm not sure but I believe that someone hit it right on the nail. It's all about our elderly friends from Florida.

Regardless...we keep ours on a leash.

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Old 06-17-2006, 02:40 PM   #9
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I think I may give the "pinkies" a miss if they relate to the old folk. I have enough trouble now convincing myself I am not "an' ol' doddery fool!"

I just like old things..... dont tell the wife! (she's old too......)

Seriously, I will read up on the past postings, following the guides earlier.... they look terrifying...
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Actually our 2 pink flamingos serve the purpose of warding off evil doers at night
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That's what they do.....
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Old 06-18-2006, 02:27 AM   #11
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Glen I see you have a similar outlook to me.... It must be the Saxon blood?

I have just returned from Beith and Glasgow, going back in two weeks to Inverness and Selkirk, some one has to!

There is a sense of humour.................
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Talking Laugh, and the world laughs with you!

Is that a LOL in the title?????
Glen, I see you have a similar outlook to me.... It must be the Saxon blood?

I have just returned from Beith and Glasgow, going back in two weeks to Inverness and Selkirk, some one has to!

There is a sense of humour.................

Yes there must be.... Gas at £1 per litre, (whats that, nearly $7 US gallon?)!

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A flamingo was spotted recently at Scusset Beach, MA with a rider on its back!
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