Strange though Spams tend to drop the 'Great' so here we have a title with an adjective describing how wonderful we are and the others just have names although in the case of the middle country in North America (I do hate the way they claim the whole lot by describing themselves as Americans) just has a label 'United States'.
Why don't we have a go at redesignating other countries? So the USA could become the ECC (Ethnically Cleansed Collective) or France LBS(Land of beauracratic stupidity)
I really must get out more!
Perhaps they should hang on another few months. Then they can skip straight to ENG, SCO, WAL and EIR, after the Scots vote for independence, 'New' Labour sign the surrender documents with Gerry Adams and the Welsh get swept along on a wave of nationalism...
I think I know whatÂ´s behind this. I used to work for an oil company in west Africa. We had to regiester all our employees for residency, but when the permits came back from the police, we noticed that we suddenly had a lot of Ukrainian employees. The local police had interpreted "UK" on their residency application form, as Ukrainian. It was too complicated to re-do the whole process so we just left it as it was; my fellow Britons didnÂ´t seem to mind.
So without reading too much into this, are they preparing to welcome Ukraine into the NATO fold in the near future?
Don't we just pay lip service to the NATO requirements and do our own thing anyway? I spent a couple of yrs in a NATO HQ and 'made it up the British Way' all that time - and my German & US bosses appreciated it!
You may well think they are, Outstanding, but that does reflect your lack of understanding. The Channel Islands are not part of Great Britain, nor are they part of the UK, and they are not represented in parliament. They have their own parliaments, much like the Isle of Man, and like the Isle of Man they are a Crown Dependency.