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annski729 On July 24, 2016




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#1New Post! Feb 13, 2006 @ 16:20:19
This has always confused me.

What do you call someone from the UK? A UKer?!

I know Stew and Glittersniffer are from Scotland, which is a part of the UK, so I feel perfectly okay calling two of my good buddies crazy Scots!

But I just called Treebee a Brit. What if she's not British?! She hasn't specified what part of the UK she resides in, so how do I know what to call her?

Someone clear this up for an ignorant American!
treebee On April 13, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
#2New Post! Feb 13, 2006 @ 16:22:32
Im English

If you are from England = English
Scotland = Scottish
Ireland = Irish
Wales = Welsh

I acutally live on the edge of London, so to be specific Im a Londoner - like Bert from Mary Poppins
markfox01 On October 29, 2018
innit!





Welshman in Brum.., United Kin
#3New Post! Feb 13, 2006 @ 16:23:15
wales- best at rugby... welsh
scotland- insane and funny... scotish
england- Madcap and crazy... english
ireland- fantastic people... irish
annski729 On July 24, 2016




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#4New Post! Feb 13, 2006 @ 16:24:01
Okay so it's England, not Britain? Wtf?!
markfox01 On October 29, 2018
innit!





Welshman in Brum.., United Kin
#5New Post! Feb 13, 2006 @ 16:24:07
Im from wales ie welsh...
Shug On March 17, 2011




Dewsbury/Leeds, United Kingdom
#6New Post! Feb 13, 2006 @ 16:24:24
Yes, we're all Brits. It just depends on how specific you want to be!
Personally, I prefer English. But I'd accept British!
annski729 On July 24, 2016




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#7New Post! Feb 13, 2006 @ 16:25:21
*sigh*
Shug On March 17, 2011




Dewsbury/Leeds, United Kingdom
#8New Post! Feb 13, 2006 @ 16:25:57
But don't you dare call me Southern!
annski729 On July 24, 2016




, United States (general)
#9New Post! Feb 13, 2006 @ 16:26:27
@shug Said
But don't you dare call me Southern!


Don't call me Southern either!
stumblinthrulife On April 16, 2008

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Lake Saint Louis, Missouri
#10New Post! Feb 13, 2006 @ 16:27:36
OK.
Great Britain = England, Scotland, Wales
United Kingdom = England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

Never EVER refer to someone from Southern Ireland as British.

Someone from Great Britain is a Briton, or is british. Though generally only the English wouldn't mind being refered to as British, and even then some people don't like it. Best to refer to people as English, Scottish, Welsh or Irish. There is no such thing as a UKer or UKish, the words just don't exist.

To confuse matters further, we are all European also.
Shug On March 17, 2011




Dewsbury/Leeds, United Kingdom
#11New Post! Feb 13, 2006 @ 16:29:36
But we don't ACT European. We mostly dislike mainland Europe and they dislike us.
annski729 On July 24, 2016




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#12New Post! Feb 13, 2006 @ 16:29:55
@stumblinthrulife Said
OK.
Great Britain = England, Scotland, Wales
United Kingdom = England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

Never EVER refer to someone from Southern Ireland as British.

Someone from Great Britain is a Briton, or is british. Though generally only the English wouldn't mind being refered to as British, and even then some people don't like it. Best to refer to people as English, Scottish, Welsh or Irish. There is no such thing as a UKer or UKish, the words just don't exist.

To confuse matters further, we are all European also.


You are a UKer if I tell you you are!

I understand the European part
treebee On April 13, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
#13New Post! Feb 13, 2006 @ 16:30:01
Ok Ok I can do this too!

Wales = dark haired, strange language, good singers, rumoured to have sex with sheep, good at rugby. Drink beer!

England = good footballers, short tempered, bad teeth, excellent debaters, Drink anything!

Scotland = red haired, funny as hell, tough as old boots, stubborn and drink whisky.

Ireland = funny, religious, charming, happy, welcoming and drink guinness.

These are sterotypical Brits
annski729 On July 24, 2016




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#14New Post! Feb 13, 2006 @ 16:30:51
I am going to say right now that I am going to try to get these right, and if I ever offend anyone I swear it's an accident

Here's a hug in advance
treebee On April 13, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
#15New Post! Feb 13, 2006 @ 16:32:06
Hey dont worry about it Annie, YOu are American
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