Thursday, April 26, 2007
British Venn Diagram
I sometimes pause when trying to sort you lot from “over the pond.” Usually it’s not an issue but once I’ve had a jar or two, then the fun begins.
You’ve got your British Isles, your United Kingdom, and your Great Britain.
The British Isles = England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
The United Kingdom = England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.
Great Britain = England, Scotland and Wales.
It’s enough to confuse an ignorant Canuck.
Let’s not even consider the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands.
Lucky for me and my fellow Canuckleheads, there’s the handy Great British Venn Diagram to make sense of it all.
And who gets called what within these groupings? Would I get a thumping for calling a Scot a Brit, for instance?