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Cows are the real pollution
11 11, 4:26am
It's a surprisingly common mistake, especially with Americans and Australians - who use "British" in place of "English", while still distinguishing Scottish, Irish and Welsh separately.
Things can get a little confusing though:
- The main island is made up of England, Scotland and Wales and is collectively known as Great Britain.
- The UK's full title is "The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland". Northern Irish hold British passports and are thus considered British.
- The two mains islands and all the small surrounds islands are collectively known as "The British Isles" - So technically even the Republic of Ireland could be considered British.... just as Canadans, Mexicans, etc can be considered "American" as they are on the continent of America.
Now if you'll excuse me I'm going to go hide from the IRA.