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Definition of the U.K.

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Obsessed, Dec 2, 2020.

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  1. Gaz_

    Gaz_ Tele-Meister

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    Actually, that's when it was at it's largest. It shrank after 1945.
     
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  2. hemingway

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    You forgot to mention that every day they stop for lunch, and then later for tea, and that a test match lasts 5 days unless it rains, and that a test series lasts 25 days (unless it rains) after which there is often no winner.

    Marvellous.
     
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    Do not be embarrassed!

    There's plenty of people here who likewise get confused over the usage of the terms ... England (English) - Britain (British) - Great Britain - Great Britain and Northern Ireland - The United Kingdom - The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

    But, apart from the rights or wrongs of "The Union", the bigger problem is that some folk here really do seem to think that The UK of GB and NI is actually a little continent all of it's own!

    All I'll say there is that I believe in strength in numbers - not isolationism.
     
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    Hey gimmeatele: that all seems clear enough to me. My Dad explained it to me when I was about five years old during a rain stopped play interval at Old Trafford.
    But you missed one bit out -- the epic Duckworth Lewis rules for interrupted one-day games. There's an entire book explaining all that (well sort of).
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    If it wasn’t for the cricket aspect, this thread would get locked, due the political overtones!
     
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    @Obsessed - thanks for sharing. I also am embarrassed to admit that I was quite weak on understanding the U.K. structure. This was well done.
     
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    Forget all those lines in the sand. All you need to know is that THE BEST music comes from the UK!
     
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    My ancestors didn't get onboard with the "calming down a bit" program and got sent over here.
     
  9. Obsessed

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    My intent was a geographical lesson.:rolleyes: Funny thing is I didn't the cricket thing coming. :lol:
     
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    You don't think cricket is political? Wait for the next Ashes series.
     
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    Well, I get it now. I had never heard of the sun setting reference. I suppose I should Google that. Thanks.
     
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    wait till a few weeks when the united kingdom of great britain and northern ireland no longer follows eu regulations. then northern ireland will have left the eu but is still for all intents and purpses still in it. think of it as schrodinger's country..
     
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    no, it's inherently geographical but you could make it political very easily though.
     
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    And so, to sway this thread back to safer ground...before the Yardbirds were Teles popular at all in the UK?
     
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    I googled it right before I post that. :D
     
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    it is getting locked due to the political comments.

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