National Identities

I am getting really fed up with people, in books and in blogs, using England when they mean the United Kingdom or Great Britain or using the terms incorrectly. I’ve recently seen on a blog someone commenting that they have met people from ‘the United Kingdom … Scotland’! Oh and my personal favourite, from a book about the abdication crisis, discussing events at the end of WWI,‘France and England divided the Middle East between them’. Even better, apparently King Edward VIII became ‘King of England and the Dominions beyond’!

Get it right people.

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One Response to National Identities

  1. BarbaraS says:

    Could be worse… I find it quite amusing: I always try to get it right, because we’re quite sensitive to that sort of thing here…

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