On Sunday, 10 December 2017 at 09:02:46 UTC, Nick Sabalausky
On 12/09/2017 07:58 AM, wobbles wrote:
On Thursday, 7 December 2017 at 14:31:01 UTC, Chris wrote:
I didn't know Ireland was so
unknown, unless, of course, I'm supposed to choose "Great
I also hated myself for clicking Great Britain :-)
As an outsider, I'm curious about this. My (perhaps
innacurate?) understanding was that "Great Britain" was more a
geographical term referring to everything on the islands rather
than a political boundary (as opposed to "UK" which is purely a
political concept and includes some, but not all, of the
countries on the same islands). Is that not enitrely correct?
Or is that exactly the the part that's uncomfortable - that
it's a "Country" field which lacks the actual country name and
only offers a geographic collection in its place?
I am half English and half Irish (Kilkenny).
The English occupied / (occupy) Ireland and it was / (is) very
unpopular. Hence an Irishman will not enjoy having to associate
himself with his (former / current) occupiers.