Monday, January 31, 2011

Why I don't drink coffee, I take tea, my dear.

I think we could all use a little distraction. Desperately, actually.

The United Kingdom (and other bits and bobs) explained.

The United Kingdom Explained from Colin Grey on Vimeo.

Everyone clear?



Blogger Mike said...

Brilliant! I would add only that the collective term "British Isles" is not considered useful in Ireland, either the Republic or several neighborhoods in the Six Counties where this is some historical resentment to having been collected at all.

"Well, then, what DO you call them?" I asked my cousin.

"We call this one 'Ireland' and we call that one 'Britain,'" he replied.

8:12 a.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great explanation, but at least slightly out of date; Tristan da Cuhna ceased being a Dependency in 2009. It is now be a full fledged member of the Commonwealth.

BTW, its grouped with Ascension and St. Helena.


9:34 a.m.  
Blogger Sherwood Harrington said...

What Mike said.

1:07 p.m.  
Blogger Nostalgic for the Pleistocene said...

Fun! Educational! As one of my "I hate admitting this" confessions, i had no idea that Canada's population was greater than Australia's.

3:52 p.m.  
Blogger Sherwood Harrington said...

It is, Ruth. Also bigger.

4:43 p.m.  
Blogger Rob Wynne said...


You might find this helpful:

10:05 p.m.  
Blogger Nostalgic for the Pleistocene said...

Rob: Awesome! And a much better earworm than "Dancing Queen."

Sherwood: I would have said "higher" but i didn't want to cause trouble.

3:43 p.m.  
Blogger ronnie said...

What clever readers this blog has! (Even the "anonymous" ones!)

And thank you for the compliment to my 'umble countrymen. Who outnumber Australians.

8:54 p.m.  
Blogger ronnie said...

AAAH Rob I just followed your link!

Arrogant Worms FTW!

8:56 p.m.  
Blogger Sherwood Harrington said...

The anonymous one sounds a lot like Peter Trei. Has the same initials, too.

9:07 p.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing! I'll pass it on.

12:24 a.m.  
Blogger ronnie said...

Ahhh! Peter Trei! I should have guessed. I'm floored by how many r.a.c.s. denizens come by now and then to check out this blog. Floored and humbled. They're a quality bunch.

9:05 p.m.  
Blogger One Girl's Wanderlust / Moda de la Mode said...

Ahh this is great, even people in the Uk still get confused haha

6:14 a.m.  
Blogger Dann said...

Your departure....and Mike's....and Sherwood's....and....the list goes on...

...are the subject of many a regular lament in r.a.c.s. A sentiment I share most deeply.


12:34 p.m.  

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