Thursday, February 3, 2011

great britain? united kingdom? england?

c. g. p. grey attempts to control the world's confusion over the difference between the united kingdom, great britain, and england in this fairly successful video. he speaks quite quickly, but you can get the transcript here.



this video certainly clears up many mysteries, but opens up many more. why do so many countries on the opposite side of the world from "the empire" still recognize the monarchy as their head of state? this video also doesnt show you the different flags of england, scotland, ireland, etc... so you might still be confused during world cups or olympic games.

4 comments:

Marcos said...

This is on my website's queue scheduled to be published tomorrow. You've beaten me to the punch!

Big Mark 243 said...

Loved this entry!!

Grey said...

Thanks so much for linking to my presentation.

justcorbly said...

Great stuff! I've tried to explain this to my family but they usually nod off about the time I get to the bit about the queen being head of state for the Commonwealth nations. I'll show them this instead.