Thursday, February 07, 2008

Understanding who we are and where we live?


ht: Ros Clarke

7 comments:

  1. I don't think it'll catch on. In my limited experience most English are quite proud of the fact they've no idea what the difference between the UK, GB and the British Isles is. Honestly, most English are as bad as the French on this one. Possibly worse - the French are taught it in geography in school, and mostly forget it; the English see it every time they look at a passport, and mostly forget it.

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  2. You can live in the British Isles but not be British! Confusing. I want to start a campaign to introduce a new title "United Kingdomish"

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  3. I was hoping for a wider circle for folks here in the USA.

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  4. Why do the English interlopers get a seat at the table?

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  5. Er...Adrain...the people who live in the British Isles and aren't British are mostly Irish. So unlikely to appreciate the title "united kingdomish".

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  6. ...however, even if it wouldn't cover the British Isles, 'United Kingdomish' would help all those confused over how Norn Irish can be British but not from Great Britain. Of course, a nationalist might say there was a clearer solution.

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  7. For the geographically and geo-politically ignorant (almost a synonym for "American"), this is very helpful. Thank you very much!
    Thabiti

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