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  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    January 31, 2011 at 12:40 pm
    Link: Difference between the UK, Great Britain & England - Finally, the difference between the United Kingdom, Great Britain and England explained in simple terns.
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    CptHaddock Female 18-29
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    January 31, 2011 at 12:50 pm
    That should clear things up.
  3. Profile photo of fivezones
    fivezones Male 40-49
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    January 31, 2011 at 12:52 pm
    Which ones are the wankers again?
  4. Profile photo of Buiadh
    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    January 31, 2011 at 12:52 pm
    Is it really complicated?
  5. Profile photo of CaptainPabst
    CaptainPabst Male 18-29
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    January 31, 2011 at 12:54 pm
    dayum
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    rexiebun Female 18-29
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    January 31, 2011 at 12:54 pm
    I thought he talked a bit fast.
  7. Profile photo of Gentle-Tramp
    Gentle-Tramp Male 13-17
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    January 31, 2011 at 12:59 pm
    i dont need education!
    as long as i am capable of opening a door im good.
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    MisterG Male 30-39
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    January 31, 2011 at 1:00 pm
    Blah, blah, GOD :D, blah, blah.

    I knew most of this. Still, some interesting little things I didn`t.
  9. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
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    January 31, 2011 at 1:02 pm
    Yep. I`m British (from Northern Ireland). But I`m also Irish (Irish passport and British passport). And I`m now a permanent resident of Canada, which is part of the British Commonwealth, though I`m not Canadian. My daughter has four nationalities, British, Irish, Canadian and Dutch, which has nothing to do with the Crown whatsoever.

    Clear as mud?
  10. Profile photo of tincel1372
    tincel1372 Female 18-29
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    January 31, 2011 at 1:03 pm
    still gonna forget it in few days
  11. Profile photo of EntrE
    EntrE Male 18-29
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    January 31, 2011 at 1:03 pm
    WAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!
  12. Profile photo of tn11
    tn11 Male 18-29
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    January 31, 2011 at 1:05 pm
    love the monty python "God"
    and he did talk fast. A nice picture chart would have done a lot to help
  13. Profile photo of Seastone
    Seastone Female 18-29
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    January 31, 2011 at 1:07 pm
    "Is it really complicated?"

    For those of us who grew up hearing them used interchangeably, it can be. Obviously it`s something most Europeans would have been taught at a young age, but American schools focus more on how we separated from them.
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    insanmonster Male 18-29
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    January 31, 2011 at 1:08 pm
    fivezones...they are all wankers
  15. Profile photo of Pandabee
    Pandabee Female 40-49
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    January 31, 2011 at 1:10 pm
    Okay fivezones, I`ll bite, could it be the Americans? ;0)
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    Concetra Male 18-29
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    January 31, 2011 at 1:12 pm

  17. Profile photo of McGovern1981
    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    January 31, 2011 at 1:15 pm
    "Is it really complicated?"

    Nope we just don`t care.
  18. Profile photo of mamabouffant
    mamabouffant Female 18-29
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    January 31, 2011 at 1:15 pm
    Yeah on my passport I could have duel nationality of Welsh and English or just one or the other (I have English) because My parents lived in Wales at the time but I had to be delivered in England but my dad didn`t like the idea of me being officially Cymry (lol)
  19. Profile photo of Student_Law
    Student_Law Male 30-39
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    January 31, 2011 at 1:16 pm
    England is a place where you see a beautiful woman and you know she must be a tourist.
  20. Profile photo of APJ311
    APJ311 Male 13-17
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    January 31, 2011 at 1:19 pm
    Sadly, most people in the UK treat the terms `Great Britain` and the `United Kingdom` as the same.

    @Student_Law What about Cheryl Cole?
  21. Profile photo of almightybob1
    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    January 31, 2011 at 1:22 pm
    fivezones: The ones he highlighted in red :)
  22. Profile photo of DJRedeye
    DJRedeye Male 30-39
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    January 31, 2011 at 1:24 pm
    Fivezones...the western US isn`t on that map.
  23. Profile photo of xiquiripat
    xiquiripat Male 18-29
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    January 31, 2011 at 1:25 pm
    God, this poo was so much easier when you guys were still an empire and the scots weren`t so uppity.
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    kilroy5555 Male 30-39
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    January 31, 2011 at 1:25 pm
    Epic use of ven diagrams.
  25. Profile photo of TopperHey
    TopperHey Male 18-29
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    January 31, 2011 at 1:27 pm
    Approved!
  26. Profile photo of mamabouffant
    mamabouffant Female 18-29
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    January 31, 2011 at 1:29 pm
    @APJ311 Before or after surgery?
    I will say that there are a lot of munters in england... The Jeremy Kyle show tends to give us all a bad name :(
  27. Profile photo of sawdusty
    sawdusty Male 40-49
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    January 31, 2011 at 1:31 pm
    ...and not a single phuck was given..
  28. Profile photo of almightybob1
    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    January 31, 2011 at 1:32 pm
    We`ve always been uppity xiquiripat. So much so, the Romans gave up and just built a wall to keep us in.
  29. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    January 31, 2011 at 1:36 pm
    yay i learned things
  30. Profile photo of dynamites111
    dynamites111 Male 18-29
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    January 31, 2011 at 1:38 pm
    I already know all of this, and I`m surprised most ppl don`t. Ignorance is bliss eh....
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    SmilinSam Female 18-29
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    January 31, 2011 at 1:39 pm
    of course! why on earth would ANYONE be confused about it? it`s all so SIMPLE!! ugh... and people say the US is tryin to police the world...
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    terracottus Male 30-39
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    January 31, 2011 at 1:40 pm
    This guy needs a medal.
  33. Profile photo of Plague555
    Plague555 Male 18-29
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    January 31, 2011 at 1:42 pm
    O_O wales is a country? I thought it was a city of some sort >.>
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    meepmaker Male 30-39
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    January 31, 2011 at 1:43 pm
    Bla bla bla bla.
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    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
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    January 31, 2011 at 1:44 pm
    Basically there`s England, and there`s England`s b*tches.

    I kid, I kid. Wales is one of my favourite countries.
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    deckstore Male 18-29
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    January 31, 2011 at 1:51 pm
    repost
  37. Profile photo of Inter237
    Inter237 Male 18-29
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    January 31, 2011 at 1:58 pm
    I thought this was going to be a complete joke, but I did learn a couple things.
  38. Profile photo of martinikene
    martinikene Male 18-29
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    January 31, 2011 at 2:00 pm
    So... Top Gear is created in the United Kingdom?
  39. Profile photo of martinikene
    martinikene Male 18-29
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    January 31, 2011 at 2:02 pm
    Actually all I heard was blablabla, who cares about that place, it rains all the time and it is full of fat people with bad teeth.
  40. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
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    January 31, 2011 at 2:10 pm
    Actually all I heard was blablabla, who cares about that place, it rains all the time and it is full of fat people with bad teeth.
    ...said the guy from f*cking Estonia...
  41. Profile photo of lisalezah
    lisalezah Female 18-29
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    January 31, 2011 at 2:17 pm
    OMG TALK SLOWER
  42. Profile photo of martinikene
    martinikene Male 18-29
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    January 31, 2011 at 2:18 pm
    Male, 30-39, Canada

    9030 Posts Monday, January 31, 2011 2:10:43 PM
    Actually all I heard was blablabla, who cares about that place, it rains all the time and it is full of fat people with bad teeth.

    ...said the guy from f*cking Estonia...

    Wow are you serious? This is too easy.

    ...said the guy from Canada...
  43. Profile photo of CoyoteKing
    CoyoteKing Male 18-29
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    January 31, 2011 at 2:19 pm
    One os my roommates is English. Moved to the US when he was 5 and knows almost none of this, lol.
  44. Profile photo of microhendy
    microhendy Male 13-17
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    January 31, 2011 at 2:23 pm
    I could only get through half a minute before I turned it off in anger. I`m from Scotland and I was completely insulted by the thought that many people from Britain actually forget about Northern Ireland. How retarded do you think we are?! That`s like saying that a USA resident would forget about Hawaii or Alaska. It`s insulting. Also, please do not perpetuate the myth that all Britons hate each other. That is an ancient belief and is only the thought of people who hate everyone in general.
  45. Profile photo of a1butcher
    a1butcher Male 40-49
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    January 31, 2011 at 2:27 pm
    I love how the showed Monty Pythons "God" HeeHAHAHA
  46. Profile photo of phoneybone
    phoneybone Male 18-29
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    January 31, 2011 at 2:32 pm
    he started listing those countries and i couldn`t help but think of this
  47. Profile photo of Beardofzeus
    Beardofzeus Male 30-39
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    January 31, 2011 at 2:51 pm
    @microhendy

    I too, am Scottish, and actually found that whole piece to be accurate and probably very informative for many outside of the UK.

    Like it or not, many English people will be ignorant to Northern Ireland, and to The Republic Of Ireland. Not all, but many.

    `Mon the SCOTS!!!!
  48. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
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    January 31, 2011 at 2:56 pm
    So simple, even a FRENCHMAN can understand it!
    (you thought I was going to say "an American" didn`t you!)
  49. Profile photo of TR-Wolf
    TR-Wolf Male 18-29
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    January 31, 2011 at 2:57 pm
    Simple terms? What an utterly boring video.

    Simple terms: Britain = England, Wales and Scotland. UK = Britain + Northern Ireland.
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    bacon_pie Male 30-39
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    January 31, 2011 at 3:05 pm
    my brain hurts now
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    sylphies Female 18-29
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    January 31, 2011 at 3:08 pm
    @microhendy We americans tend to do that, actually. Not intentionally but when we think about our country we usually think about the biggest piece. Nothing against Alaska or Hawaii, and you`re dumb for thinking that there is no hate between the people of your own society, as Americans tend to hate people from our own country for the dumbest of reasons. Especially New York and Massachusetts, and that`s just over Baseball.
  52. Profile photo of D3rAnG3d
    D3rAnG3d Male 18-29
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    January 31, 2011 at 3:09 pm
    Harry Potter.
  53. Profile photo of hatface
    hatface Male 18-29
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    January 31, 2011 at 3:09 pm
    I loved this.

    @microhendy.
    He really meant everyone else, excluding brits forget northern ireland. Then again, it could be argued that many in fact DO forget northern ireland.

    Also, where in Scotland are you from? I haven`t met many Scots, welsh, irish english who don`t jokingly begrudge the nations that we constantly complete with very competitively in all forms of sport and industry. While we may not hate each other (he never mentioned hate), it could very well be argued that we don`t really like each other. Many scots have a deep rooted hatred for the supposedly `English` Conservative party that ruined industry in scotland in the 1980`s. Those not affected by that, but who are still very patriotic to Scotland often dislike English for the idea that they think they both own and supersede all other nations. I`m certain, without a shadow of a doubt that Wales and Northern Ireland and England all share similar gripes and dislikes for each respective country they sh
  54. Profile photo of uhmerikin
    uhmerikin Male 18-29
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    January 31, 2011 at 3:10 pm
    I know I should know all this, but yawn...
  55. Profile photo of MandyLea
    MandyLea Female 18-29
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    January 31, 2011 at 3:12 pm
    My grandparents were from Northern Ireland, I never knew that it was actually a separate country. I always thought that they were referring to the northern part of Ireland. I feel stupid.
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    fuad119 Male 18-29
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    January 31, 2011 at 3:17 pm
    @phoneybone

    that is sooo classic...
  57. Profile photo of kingpong
    kingpong Male 18-29
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    January 31, 2011 at 3:19 pm
    5 seconds in and I just realized how little I care.
  58. Profile photo of test-user564
    test-user564 Male 18-29
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    January 31, 2011 at 3:19 pm
    couldn`t they get a guy with an English accent to say this?
  59. Profile photo of RottApp
    RottApp Male 13-17
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    January 31, 2011 at 3:46 pm
    seeing this I realise all those "this is why you`re stupid" jokes...but at least now people can watch this video and learn this once and forever.
  60. Profile photo of Maromi
    Maromi Female 18-29
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    January 31, 2011 at 4:09 pm
    I`m proud to say I learned this a few months ago. It`s sad I had to turn to the internets to discover this because anyone I ever asked never knew what the difference was.
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    January 31, 2011 at 4:19 pm
    mind = blown
  62. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    January 31, 2011 at 4:20 pm
    Just got in from seeing The Kings Speach.

    Good movie.
  63. Profile photo of Cajun247
    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    January 31, 2011 at 4:21 pm
    time and it is full of fat people with bad teeth.

    Hey you my country invented the latter stereotype!
  64. Profile photo of jendrian
    jendrian Male 18-29
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    January 31, 2011 at 4:25 pm
    ha!, I knew it, Canada still recognizes the crown of England
  65. Profile photo of tlshaman
    tlshaman Male 13-17
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    January 31, 2011 at 4:37 pm
    United States: 50 states, one federal government.
    THE END
  66. Profile photo of CreweAlex
    CreweAlex Male 18-29
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    January 31, 2011 at 4:37 pm
    I knew that already. But then again I am English and yet I still don`t care.
  67. Profile photo of Spider_sol
    Spider_sol Male 18-29
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    January 31, 2011 at 4:38 pm
    Informative. I just wish the guy would`ve talked a little faster.
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    BrimstoneOne Male 30-39
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    January 31, 2011 at 4:41 pm
    LOL, that`s good for a good chuckle
  69. Profile photo of handys003
    handys003 Male 50-59
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    January 31, 2011 at 4:41 pm
    Were still all owned by the freaking Rothschildes.
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    PacoP42 Male 13-17
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    January 31, 2011 at 4:42 pm
    The first half was review for me :D
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    January 31, 2011 at 4:52 pm
    She`s just a decoration.
  72. Profile photo of SlothOfDoom
    SlothOfDoom Male 30-39
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    January 31, 2011 at 4:55 pm
    I didn`t think anyone older than 12 (at least in the western world) needed to be told any of this. I suppose I overestimate people sometimes. If anything I think the rapid delivery of this video would be more likely to confuse the uneducated rather than helping them commit such things to long term memory.
  73. Profile photo of JoeYC
    JoeYC Male 18-29
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    January 31, 2011 at 5:23 pm
    im english and i didnt know alot of this...
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    DixxyRarr Female 18-29
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    January 31, 2011 at 5:25 pm
    I wish I had some classes taught like this. I`m also not ashamed to admit that up until a few years ago, I didn`t understand the whole UK/England thing... I had to google it before I went insane.
  75. Profile photo of vorpalsword
    vorpalsword Male 18-29
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    January 31, 2011 at 5:27 pm
    "kingpong
    Male, 18-29, Southern US
    234 Posts Monday, January 31, 2011 3:19:06 PM
    5 seconds in and I just realized how little I care."

    of course you`re from the south
  76. Profile photo of BakedBrotato
    BakedBrotato Male 18-29
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    January 31, 2011 at 5:29 pm
    I already knew much of this due to the fact that I used to have an English roommate, and he`d get pissed and give you a lecture if you called him British instead of English. Lol. Good times.
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    Musuko42 Male 18-29
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    January 31, 2011 at 5:31 pm
    @tlshaman

    "United States: 50 states, one federal government.
    THE END"

    Oh really? So which state is Puerto Rico? Or Guam? Etc etc etc etc.
  78. Profile photo of duffytoler
    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    January 31, 2011 at 5:53 pm
    Correct answer: You`re WRONG.
    Doesn`t matter which term you use, you`re just always, always wrong. I`ve had close to 40 years of dealing with this BS, and I know. Save yourself some grief - just call them all a bunch of f*ckin` eurotards and be done with it.
  79. Profile photo of Robert_D
    Robert_D Male 18-29
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    January 31, 2011 at 6:05 pm
    I think that IAB had a picture-only post describing the whole British/English/UK thing a while back, but I found myself trying to remember what the exact details were the other day.

    This is a timely and more detailed explanatory post.

    Thank you IAB.
  80. Profile photo of jib
    jib Male 18-29
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    January 31, 2011 at 6:14 pm
    @musuko42
    Puerto Rico and such are not considered states of the US they`re more like acquired territories although people born there are considered US citizens
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    yagovaggo Male 30-39
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    January 31, 2011 at 6:15 pm
    I totally memorized the whole thing!
  82. Profile photo of SherbertFizz
    SherbertFizz Female 18-29
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    January 31, 2011 at 6:33 pm
    It`s really not that difficult guys.
  83. Profile photo of danthew
    danthew Male 18-29
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    January 31, 2011 at 6:49 pm
    No-one in England really cares about the difference between "Great Britain" and "The United Kingdom".

    It doesn`t really matter, if in doubt say UK, you can`t really go wrong. Being English I use all three, mostly UK just because it`s quicker to type.
  84. Profile photo of britt566
    britt566 Female 18-29
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    January 31, 2011 at 7:35 pm
    doesn`t matter how much sense it makes. someone`s gonna find fault with it anyway
  85. Profile photo of hi2pi
    hi2pi Male 30-39
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    January 31, 2011 at 7:42 pm
    that was good
  86. Profile photo of cman7721
    cman7721 Male 18-29
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    January 31, 2011 at 8:53 pm
    um....awesome. LOVE me some trivia...and I love the UK. i refer to myself as a colonist. HA.
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    handys003 Male 50-59
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    January 31, 2011 at 8:56 pm
    @danthew
    Well I`m glad you really don`t get worked up. However I was in Scotland at a local pub after Braveheart just started in the theaters. Try telling that to a bunch of drunken Scots.
  88. Profile photo of TheShgn2
    TheShgn2 Male 13-17
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    January 31, 2011 at 8:59 pm
    Very informative.
  89. Profile photo of Imikulate
    Imikulate Male 13-17
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    January 31, 2011 at 9:21 pm
    Hmm, I realize the monarch doesn`t really have any power anymore realistically. But if the monarch were to come to Canada/Australia and start ordering people around how much control would they theoretically have?

    I know here that the Governor-General (Monarch`s representative in Canada), while mostly symbolic, does have some amount of real power in being able to freeze parliament and call an election. So if the Queen came here would she be able to do that? Or perhaps even more?
  90. Profile photo of penguinazul
    penguinazul Female 18-29
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    January 31, 2011 at 10:17 pm
    He talked too fast. :(
  91. Profile photo of Sh0rtEe
    Sh0rtEe Male 13-17
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    January 31, 2011 at 10:22 pm
    why didn`t i learn this in school? It only 5 minutes and 15 seconds! haha.
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    rammo34 Male 18-29
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    January 31, 2011 at 11:06 pm
    Learning is fun.
  93. Profile photo of Schr0dinger
    Schr0dinger Male 50-59
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    January 31, 2011 at 11:42 pm
    Who cares?
  94. Profile photo of jinxiejae
    jinxiejae Female 30-39
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    January 31, 2011 at 11:56 pm
    dude slow down.
  95. Profile photo of DrSunday
    DrSunday Male 18-29
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    February 1, 2011 at 1:14 am
    very well done.
  96. Profile photo of bod007
    bod007 Male 30-39
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    February 1, 2011 at 1:25 am
    At last, somebody from North America who, not only knows where the U.K is, but also knows how we work! Big well done to you, sir!
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    hatface Male 18-29
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    February 1, 2011 at 1:56 am
    @tlshaman

    "United States: 50 states, one federal government.
    THE END"

    Nope. Your forgetting Guam and other unincorporated US territories. Also, technically four states- Kentucky, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Virginia are Commonwealths.
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    bankvole Male 30-39
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    February 1, 2011 at 2:30 am
    One major error. Not all citizens of Northern Ireland have British passports, or are `Northern Irish` or `British`. Under the Good Friday Agreement they have the right to Irish citizenship and are therefore `Irish`. The use of orange as the colour for Northern Ireland is also offensive to approximately 45% of the people of Northern Ireland.
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    hampoofegg Male 18-29
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    February 1, 2011 at 3:18 am
    @bod007

    You`re just trying too hard...I knew about this previously, but my grandmother was from England and my grandfather was Scottish.
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    PierreJeanFR Male 40-49
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    February 1, 2011 at 4:16 am
    aaah ze Britiche; bade waitheir, bade cookingue , sexuelle frustrachione, normal they are jaloos se of the french!
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    PierreJeanFR Male 40-49
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    February 1, 2011 at 4:17 am
    :)
  102. Profile photo of Musuko42
    Musuko42 Male 18-29
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    February 1, 2011 at 4:27 am
    @jib

    "Puerto Rico and such are not considered states of the US they`re more like acquired territories although people born there are considered US citizens"

    Yes, *I* know that. I asked because it didn`t seem that tlshaman knew that, what with his comment:

    "United States: 50 states, one federal government.
    THE END"
  103. Profile photo of Angelista10
    Angelista10 Female 18-29
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    February 1, 2011 at 4:31 am
    meh ... i knew all that :P
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    MattPrince Male 40-49
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    February 1, 2011 at 4:47 am
    @PJFroggy


  105. Profile photo of MattPrince
    MattPrince Male 40-49
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    February 1, 2011 at 4:51 am
    So my favourite whisky comes from the Aukland Islands now?
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    Mr_Pedo_Bear Male 70 & Over
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    February 1, 2011 at 5:00 am
    Loving the West Lothian question getting thrown in thar.

    Hatred between the countries is banter, best mate is Scottish doesn`t stop me telling him his country is a frozen Hell on Earth, which he is lucky to have made it across the border to escape and him taking the piss out of me for being English.

    Also the regional hatred between North and South England, which you then have again between North and South London. UK is most tolerant place on earth, we hate everyone around us but generally live harmoniously.
  107. Profile photo of kingdomCome
    kingdomCome Male 18-29
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    February 1, 2011 at 5:01 am
    @handys003, it`s small man syndrome...of course the Scots, Welsh and Irish care more about the differentiation.

    Also the vid is wrong on a couple of things - only watched the start but UK is not 4 sovereign countries.
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    furrything Male 50-59
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    February 1, 2011 at 7:11 am
    Well, there you have it in a nutshell. Well done!
  109. Profile photo of trelina
    trelina Female 18-29
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    February 1, 2011 at 7:40 am
    i`m disappointed. they didn`t answer if we get laughed at or not.
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    nayrbarr Male 18-29
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    February 1, 2011 at 8:12 am
    trelina, you don`t. We just get right to the frustrated swearing :D
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    Turnshroud Female 18-29
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    February 1, 2011 at 8:20 am
    Rule Britannia,
    Britannia rule the waves
    Britons never, never, never will be slaves

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    AfroAussie Male 18-29
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    February 1, 2011 at 8:36 am
    This video is very misleading, it is basically saying that the monarchy rules the country apart from all the small matters which the government takes care of. This is very wrong indeed, The monarchy do not lead the country, they sit back and let the government decide EVERYTHING, all the monarchy want is there money through tax, and for the queen to give a speech once a year near Christmas. That is pretty much all the royal family does apart from charity events etc.
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    Wizensilver Male 13-17
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    February 1, 2011 at 8:54 am
    I laughed at the description of England trying to pretend it`s in the middle of the atlantic, while trying to cling on to America.
    Sadly true :D
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    hatface Male 18-29
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    February 1, 2011 at 9:00 am
    @afroAussie.

    No, that`s not all they do. The crown is in charge of opening parliament and the PM must declare the intention for a general election to the queen. The monarchy is still de facto in charge, although there power is diminished, in the case of a `worst case scenario` runaway government (ie a fascist government) the queen/king could declare an election to `get rid` of that party. Theoretically.
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    5ofclubs Male 18-29
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    February 1, 2011 at 9:10 am
    Difference between the UK, Great Britain & England? who cares
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    PierreJeanFR Male 40-49
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    February 1, 2011 at 9:25 am


    sit on it and you will see the Eiffel tower
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    JUGGALETTEx0 Female 18-29
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    February 1, 2011 at 10:40 am
    @sylphies just because you tend to forget about alaska or hawaii doesn`t mean a lot of others do as well...that`s just kinda sad.
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    Max13007 Male 18-29
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    February 1, 2011 at 12:09 pm
    5ofclubs, intelligent people mostly. so don`t worry about it ^^

    as for the video, i feel like the narrator should have had a brittish accent... interesting all the same
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    number696969 Male 30-39
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    February 1, 2011 at 12:16 pm



    The one and only bit of backbone you`ll see a frenchman displaying. They get it beaten out of them early, probably to prepare them for a life designing women`s dresses, making grainy pointless films, burning welsh lambs and general surrendering.
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    furryblob Male 18-29
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    February 1, 2011 at 2:15 pm
    Good post
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    mamba Male 18-29
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    February 1, 2011 at 3:54 pm
    nicely done, but i`ve heard of people getting sub-country passports, their the same as British ones but more restricting and more expensive
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    icklevamp Female 18-29
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    February 1, 2011 at 4:21 pm
    "Difference between the UK, Great Britain & England? who cares"

    True. Also, America and USA, that`s the same thing right?
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    February 1, 2011 at 6:22 pm
    Obviously it`s something most Europeans would have been taught at a young age,

    Not really, no. Even in the UK, people generally only know the distinction between UK, GB, England, Scotland and Wales. Details about the Commonwealth, crown dependencies and overseas territories are not widely known. In Europe itself (and no, the UK is not generally considered to really be part of Europe), I expect they learn less about the details of the UK and more about their own countries.

    but American schools focus more on how we separated from them.

    Which is fair enough - the educational system in every country focuses more on that country.

    Incidentally, the UK is neither a theocracy nor a monarchy despite technically being both.

    There are further divisions within the countries, due to them all being comprised of various kingdoms unified by force.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    February 1, 2011 at 6:30 pm
    God, this poo was so much easier when you guys were still an empire and the scots weren`t so uppity.

    Not really - England was an empire before Scotland joined with it and the area around the border between England and Scotland wasn`t really loyal to either country for centuries. The Scottish nobility were Norman French and related to the English nobility (also Norman French). Northern England and Southern England were different countries with different backgrounds and unified only by massive force and brutal bloodshed (the harrowing of the north).

    Messy history here, very messy.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    February 1, 2011 at 6:39 pm
    We`ve always been uppity xiquiripat. So much so, the Romans gave up and just built a wall to keep us in.

    That was the Picts, not the Scots.

    Also, there was nothing up there that the Romans wanted - the further north they went in Britain, the less resources there were for them. Southern Britain had lots of superb farming, tin, copper, lead, silver, gold and a relatively large population to tax. Northern Britain didn`t. It took the Romans 10 years to conquer as far north as they did, there were rebellions all over the place as soon as their backs were turned and the Boudiccan revolt was a bloody nightmare. It cost Rome a fortune to keep enough soldiers in Britain. It wasn`t going to be cost-effective to go further north.

    The Picts were fierce barbarians who told the Romans to shove pax romana up their arses and burnt everything Romans built that didn`t have a garrison of soldiers in it, but Rome could have conquered them.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    February 1, 2011 at 6:43 pm
    My grandparents were from Northern Ireland, I never knew that it was actually a separate country. I always thought that they were referring to the northern part of Ireland. I feel stupid.

    Why? You`re from a different country thousands of miles away and Ireland is a small place with hardly any power.

    It`s only been two countries since 1929. It was split in an attempt to stop the religious and political violence that`s blighted Ireland for centuries.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    February 1, 2011 at 6:50 pm
    Hmm, I realize the monarch doesn`t really have any power anymore realistically. But if the monarch were to come to Canada/Australia and start ordering people around how much control would they theoretically have?

    I know here that the Governor-General (Monarch`s representative in Canada), while mostly symbolic, does have some amount of real power in being able to freeze parliament and call an election. So if the Queen came here would she be able to do that? Or perhaps even more?

    Theoretically, yes. Practically, no.

    The last time a UK monarch exercised *any* formal power was in 1708 when Queen Anne vetoed a law. It was the year after Scotland entered the union and she waded in on the contentious issue of a Scottish militia.

    King William informally used royal power to rig a key vote and force voting reform through in 1832, but that was an extreme case that stood due to popular support for the reform and he did it to stop a revolution.
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    alx-ndr Male 18-29
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    February 1, 2011 at 11:08 pm
    lol I love the "who cares" comments... It`s statements like that, which give American`s the reputation of being naive.
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    SerFox Male 18-29
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    February 3, 2011 at 11:27 am
    There America. Now stop being so drating thick. :D
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    Skabashas Male 18-29
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    February 9, 2011 at 12:05 pm
    Easy enough.
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    Rich1710 Male 18-29
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    February 15, 2011 at 4:00 am
    Spot on :)

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