svenman wrote:PinkShinyRose wrote:wolf99 wrote:Pure pedantry, but Dubstep isn't in Britain.
In fact to be a complete pedanthole, Belfast Devoe isn't in Britain either.
It's no longer caller Britania Minor? All these changes in names. Ridiculous. What's next?
Ireland never was "Britannia Minor" (though Ptolemy, in the 2nd Century CE, did call Ireland the equivalent in Greek). Historically, the term "Britannia Minor" was instead used for Britanny (Bretagne) – which, by the way, is not the bit of France visible in the map, that is instead (in terms of historical provinces) constituted of parts of Picardy and Normandy.PinkShinyRose wrote:Since we're being pedantic: aren't the Channel Islands colonies?
If you'll allow me to continue being as pedantic: they are Crown dependencies.
If we're being really pedantic, the Channel Islands are part of the historic Duchy of Normandy, and were therefore on the winning side in 1066. They're the invaders, and are no-one's colonies and never have been (even during the Occupation, Hitler never laid direct claim to them and said he was governing them on behalf of George VI, which was... weird). And they're generally too busy fighting amongst themselves to care what the UK is up to.