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Old 13th July 2012, 02:38 PM
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As the poor USA TV coverage of London Olympics starts....

I am hoping to properly educate my 2 sons on proper cross pond nomenclature...

Before I try to whiteboard a Venn diagram...

Is this still correct ?

The Crown = British Isles (minus Rep of Ireland) + Commonwealth Realm + British Overseas territories

British Isles = Ireland (rep + NI) + Great Britain (E,S,W) + crown dependencies

United Kingdom = Nor Ireland + Great Britain + Isle of Man, Guernsey, Jersey

Great Britain = the 1 physical island of England , Scotland and Wales but not any offshore smaller islands.
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Yes, but British Isles also contains Isle of Man, and some would argue Channel islands.

Great Britain only comprises one Island.

The Crown is more a series of separate legal entities than anything else.
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Re: As the poor USA TV coverage of London Olympics starts....

Ok...thanks...

I just wanted to make sure that Great Britain and UK describe 2 different geographic entities as I was taught.

It is very unfortunate that non European geographers get the definition of Great Britain as the physical one island wrong.



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