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by Moggy » Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:51 pm

Vermilion wrote:I suspect Moggy's DNA confirms that he is felis sapiens, hence his username.


My username doesn’t actually refer to cats. I’m much more of a dog person. I’d make a joke about women but the wife sometimes reads the forum. :dread:

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by Ad7 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:59 pm

That was your first mistake - giving her permission to learn to read.

Scoop her eyes out with a spoon and you won't have this problem.

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by Green Gecko » Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:55 pm

I know about the British Isles definition, and DNA is obviously a more accurate definition in this context, but Britain has as far as I'm aware always referred to England, Wales, Cornwall, Northern Ireland and in most cases Scotland but not most of the islands. When including Scotland it's typically "Great Britain" ie the right hand side of British Isles. However Ireland as a whole is not Britain (it's Ireland).

Yes the "British Isles" refers to all the Islands but the much more commonly used and politically relevant term of the U.K. refers to the centralised government and "kingdom" of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Most Irish and a lot of Scottish people resent the term "Britain" including all of Ireland and all of Scotland, which isn't really the case when you drill it down. My grandfather for example would always refer to "the Brits" (he was Scottish) and people from the Republic of Ireland would not generally call themselves British.

A geographical area isn't the same as a country. It's the same when people call "America" America when really they mean the USA, not two whole continents (although some people refer to the Americas as one continent).

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by OrangeRKN » Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:04 pm

Like most things, we can blame the Greeks for all this naming confusion

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by Sandy » Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:37 pm

Great Britain, or Britannia Major, is just the large right island of Scotland, Wales and England. Britannia Minor is not the left island of Republic of Island and Northern Ireland but the area of France currently called Brittany.

Ireland in all it's forms is a part of the British Isles but that's what you get when you're situated directly next to the empire that wrote the rule book for modern naming conventions.

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by Moggy » Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:12 pm

Sandy wrote:Great Britain, or Britannia Major, is just the large right island of Scotland, Wales and England. Britannia Minor is not the left island of Republic of Island and Northern Ireland but the area of France currently called Brittany.

Ireland in all it's forms is a part of the British Isles but that's what you get when you're situated directly next to the empire that wrote the rule book for modern naming conventions.


British Isles comes from Greco-Roman geographers.

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by Sandy » Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:20 pm

That part was meant to be a joke...I'll concede it was a gooseberry fool one.

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by <]:^D » Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:30 pm

wow stuart lee so unfunny dnt now how anyone laffs at him


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