This is a naval term and means raising the Standard Flag onboard.
Pirates raised the Skull and Crossbones.
The Royal Navy raised the Ensign.
Narcissists raise Red Flags.
My great uncle, my uncle, my Dad, my Mum, both my brothers and long ago relatives of ours were all Naval Men. That’s why I joined the Army :o)
When I first became a youtube commenter most people talked text message gobblydegook or Urban Dictionary smut-talk.
I talked Shakespeare and Proper English and got chastised for using too many letters in a word – because I’m a Brit and we use the letter U more than American English.
We also say DISORIENTATE and not DISORIENT.
I guess fast food = fast words.
The only text speak I like is the See you next Tuesday one.
Sorry, Mum :o(
Don’t push a Highlander too far. Just don’t.