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The difference between Gt Britain and the UK

Discussion in 'Personal' started by oldsomeman, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Star commenter

    You might just find this interesting..useful toexplain to others lol
  2. tafkam

    tafkam Occasional commenter

    I did, thanks.
  3. Anonymous

    Anonymous New commenter

    I used to have the job of explaining all this to bemused asylum seekers.

    Not forgetting of course that the Irish rugby team is made up of players form the Republic and Northern Ireland and that the British Lions is that team plus England, Scotland and Wales and it gets even more complicated.

    'We thought we had problems' commented the Afghans!!
  4. This was very interesting, thanks for posting the link, Olds.

    Since 2001 it's been British and Irish Lions.
  5. Twas a good link.

    Beats the '7 Reasons Why People Hate Gwyneth Paltrow' that I was going to post.
  6. "When people say they are Irish they are referring to the Republic of Ireland"
    Not necessarily.
    There are people all over the world who say they are Irish, but are not "referring to the Republic of Ireland".
  7. If they aren't Irish, then what are they referring to?
  8. Who said they aren't Irish?!
  9. Go on, coffeekid, post the Gwyneth link, you know you want to!

  10. I hesitate to post things like that these days due to the cats'-bum-mouthage of some posters. It's not worth the energy drain.
  11. Who are they then?
    Unless you're referring to the types who fill Noraid collecting tins, people who were born in Northern Ireland, refer to themselves as Irish and don't live there will number in the thousands at most.
  12. doomzebra

    doomzebra Occasional commenter

  13. [​IMG]
    I'll settle for her resemblance to Dr Nicky Alexander from Silent Witness.

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