ETYMOLOGY: this is supposed to be a picture of a warning flag. The warning flag in the picture below is telling people "DON'T swim!". Notice the way that the flag is attached to the wooden beam by a short pole held at an angle - which matches the dash at the top left of the character. The flag doesn't quite droop enough to match the rest of the character, but it is close enough!img:/static/uploads/mems/32000100825051642.jpg [--from ashleigh290 on Flickr]( by BenWhately