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Two consonants joined

Two flags combined

A body part weird looking

An old European King

Hint

Consonants from an old European alphabet. A nine letter word.

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The answer is:

BLUETOOTH

Two consonants joined

The logo for the wireless technology Bluetooth is:
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This is a combination of the consonants "H" and "B" written in Viking runes:
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Two flags combined

The logo might also be seen to resemble two flags on poles which have been crossed over diagonally...

A body part weird looking

A blue tooth is a body part which definitely doesn't look quite right!

An old European King

Harald "Bluetooth" Gormsson was King of Denmark in the 10th century. In fact, the 'H' and 'B' which make up the logo are taken from his initials (and his being Danish explains the use of Danish Viking runes)!

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  • $\begingroup$ amazingly fast @Stiv. And here I thought more hints will be needed! $\endgroup$
    – DrD
    Aug 18, 2020 at 16:23
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks @DEEM - I actually (somehow) had it from just the third and fourth lines, realised the significance of the first and second lines, then the hint only corroborated by answer! I think I actually saw it referenced on QI once and it must have stayed at the back of my mind! :) $\endgroup$
    – Stiv
    Aug 18, 2020 at 16:34

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