At 6/23/10 12:52 PM, Elsid wrote:
At 6/23/10 12:49 PM, Haggard wrote:
Yes but its England's team. Not the team of Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland. By your logic you could say that Europe denotes the countries in Europe and therefore England and you could start calling England Europe. It's in Europe but isn't Europe, just like its in Britain but isn't Britain.
At 6/23/10 12:39 PM, liljim wrote:
Well, for me there's "Great Britain", which consits of England, Scotland and Wales (and Northern Ireland is somehow connected to this as well). For me the term "brits" describes the people of Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
At 6/23/10 12:14 PM, Haggard wrote:
England is part of Britain, so what's wrong with saying "the brits" when talking about England?Is that a serious question?
As I said, there's a difference between "Europe" and "Great Britain". Especially since there's only one team from "Great Britain" that plays at this years WC.
But I don't want to get tangled up in a silly argument here, so I guess we should just leave it at that.
At 6/23/10 12:56 PM, liljim wrote:
Calling the English supporters "Brits" in this instance is comparative to calling Bayern Munich "Germans" in a European cup match, where Bayer Leverkusen might also be playing.
Which wouldn't be too wrong in my opinion.
Eh? There are lots of polish people in GermanyI was making a snide joke about the invasion of Poland in World War II. :-P
I know, but "mentioning the war" over and over again doesn't get any funnier the more often you do it. :P
I can already imagine the headlines of englands/british yellow press if Germany should lose against England or Ghana... I would bet 1.000 Pounds there's at least one headline with a WW II reference. But I have no one to bet against, as I would win it for sure. ^^