Wisdom by Hindsight
I know, it’s a total verbal tangle. I tend to refer to either the UK or Britain and that’s it. There’s certainly nothing very Great about Britain any more, so I refuse to use that term. And British Isles is daft because lots of countries consist of islands. We don’t say the Indonesian Isles or the Japanese Isles. And I’m not sure how long the United Kingdom is going to last if Brexit goes ahead. Scotland is threatening independence and Northern Ireland could join the Republic. The United Kingdom would shrink to the Welsh and English Territory (WET).
For us ex colony residents who are anglophiles, it is hilarious!
Bud Abbot, Lou Castello and someone who understands baseball is a lethal combination. Must have been decades since I last them.
(they didn’t even wash their hands btw!)
I call them all separately. England. Scotland. Wales. Ireland. that’s wrong I suppose now. but I never liked UK. the names themselves and the different histories have such beauty to them… the history. the romance of it all.
yes. I know. I’m hopeless. but I love my world better than the real one.
Amazing what you notice Tammy! I have always used the UK except when I specifically have to call one of the parts by the name like my nephews being Scottish!
I think I mostly refer to that place as the UK unless I’m speaking of a territory within the “kingdom” i.e. my niece is domiciled in Scotland – but then again I’m living in one of the Commonwealth countries…where royalty i.e. Queen of England and her family regularly come on tours 🙂
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I live in a Commonwealth country but, for some strange reason, the Royals pretty much leave us alone!
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