What is this logo?
September 14, 2018 4:20 PM   Subscribe

Friends: received a gross of these for free to pass out as gag gifts (decorated with lights). Now feel uncertain - what is F.O.G? What is the logo? Internet says Fear of God and Fat Oil and Grease, not very festive.
posted by garbanzilla to Grab Bag (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: It's the "White-and-red Polish flag with superposed "anchor" emblem of the Polish resistance" from the Warsaw Uprising
posted by dilaudid at 4:25 PM on September 14, 2018 [3 favorites]

The Kotwica, specifically, since the Warsaw uprising page doesn't seem to spell that out
posted by Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug at 5:13 PM on September 14, 2018 [1 favorite]

That looks almost like a Polish military vet item you got there. Wear that in the wrong bar as a gag and you might get out only with broken legs. A bit like how telnyashkas were briefly popular a few years back until very large Russian ex-marines might politely request you never wear their mark of honour again.
posted by scruss at 5:37 PM on September 14, 2018 [3 favorites]

Response by poster: You all, are amazing. If my batteries had not been running low I might have recognized the flag colors and perhaps gotten somewhere.
posted by garbanzilla at 6:58 PM on September 14, 2018

Best answer: Warning: over the last few years it's become something of a right wing emblem in Poland. Someone wearing that wouldn't make an immigrant or LGBT person comfortable.
posted by I claim sanctuary at 4:26 AM on September 15, 2018

Response by poster: sanctuary, I was afraid of that.
posted by garbanzilla at 6:51 AM on September 15, 2018

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