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Thread #48495   Message #2909908
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
19-May-10 - 10:37 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Lakes of Pontchartrain - Irish Words
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lakes of Pontchartrain - Irish Words
"The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (Including Scotland and Wales) and the country of Eire comprise The British Isles."

"Channel Islands and Isle of Man are also part of the United Kingdom"

Neither quote is strictly true - the Isle of Man is part of the British Isles, but not part of the United Kingdom. It's political status is "Crown Dependency". Same goes for the Channel Isles, except that they aren't part of the British Isles either. I see that the Wikipedia entry on Crown Dependencies has that wrong.
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Weird thread which I've just read through for old times sake. A classical example of of how the mildest thing can set off a barney.

I loved that line by Declan "Lots of people are wrong about lots of things a lot of the time, and there's never any shortage of people around here to correct them if they make a mistake." So I thought I'd prove him right.