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Thread #132420 Message #2996010
Posted By: DMcG
29-Sep-10 - 08:53 AM
Thread Name: BS: Great Britain or United Kingdom - which?
Subject: RE: BS: Great Britain or United Kingdom - which?
A year or so ago, I was asked by an American to explain the difference between Great Britain and the United Kingdom. Having spent about 15 minutes on that, and also the distinctions between them and Britain and the British Isles, he sort of lost interest ...
As I said to him, most people on this side of the pond don't have it quite clear either (Isle of Man, anyone?)