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plinkplonk
865748.  Sun Nov 20, 2011 9:10 am Reply with quote

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TashkentFox wrote:

On the right hand side, we have Berwick upon Tweed.


So Berwick is no longer a nation, then?

 
tchrist
873693.  Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:05 am Reply with quote

exnihilo wrote:
Probably several, as they adjust a few names for rhythm and rhyme, but they make the common error of spelling Colombia as Columbia.

Um, no they didnít. They spelled it Colombia with an o.

However, the same large North African country gets tapped twice, once as Algeria then again as Algier.

Donít care. Itís still brilliant.

 
Posital
873698.  Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:56 am Reply with quote

exnihilo wrote:
bobwilson wrote:
...but even Tom Lehrer couldn't come up with an amusing song about them.
No, but the Animaniacs did.
Even they didn't include Wales...

 
T J Alex
891049.  Sat Mar 03, 2012 5:19 am Reply with quote

Weren't there technically three Scotlands ?

Theres the, historically, Gaelic speaking, Catholic practicing, Highlands and Islands.
Who refferd to Lowland Scots as Sassanachs along with the English.(Due to their being Saxons).

The Lowlanders, speaking Scots and Protestant practicing.

And the Shetlanders who are closer in many ways to Norway, apart from the obvious geographical one.

I have no strong views about this personally, but saw this somewhere, probably Q.I.

 

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