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Sigh....

Or petition o' the day:

"We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to Change the name of the "United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland" to the "United Kingdom of Britain and Northern Ireland", and to state in legislation that the largest island of the union should be called simply, "Britain".

Seeing this, in expected this to be someone from our very own self-hating left, but no, it is not even from someone with British nationality:

"The fact that you British (I hold Irish citizenship, and I am resident in the area of my country currently under the sovereignty of the Queen of England - it might as well be just England, can't the Scots see they are just living in "Scotshire", a county of England?) proclaim yourselves to be "Great" is something which I and many other people from around the world see as immature and arrogant".

The Queen of 'England'? Nope, of the United Kingdom. The petitioner also does not seem to understand that 'great' is not a synonym for 'marvellous' or 'excellent' or somesuch, but rather indicates size and separates it from Brittany. And do not get me started on a country that lais claim to another country's territory in its constitution up until 1998, and through implication continues to do so through its name.


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Anonymous Anonymous said... 6:27 am

Ah! This effort is clearly from the Aer Lingus pilot who when asked by air traffic control to give his height and position replied: I am 5ft 9 and sitting in the front.  



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