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Thread #132420   Message #2996041
Posted By: GUEST,Patsy
29-Sep-10 - 09:35 AM
Thread Name: BS: Great Britain or United Kingdom - which?
Subject: RE: BS: Great Britain or United Kingdom - which?
Exactly, if I say England most people from elsewhere will get the gist that I am from that section roughly not quite in the middle. When I go to Wales which I love I call her Wales and expect to feel the same about Scotland and Ireland when I can get to visit them. It's got nothing to do with whether I am proud or not.

Talking of Islands I lived on the Isle of Wight for a few years and was surprised at the animosity felt for mainland Britain. Most of the islanders I've met consider themselves to be independent from England.