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Thu, Jul. 13th, 2006 09:12 am
Note to self: When in England, do not refer to continental Europe as "The Mainland".

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petercooperjr
petercooperjr
Peter Cooper Jr.
Thu, Jul. 13th, 2006 11:04 am (UTC)

I told you that those differences between en-US and en-UK would be a problem sometime. :)


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purly
purly
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Thu, Jul. 13th, 2006 12:49 pm (UTC)

why?


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etherial
etherial
Gregory Pettigrew
Thu, Jul. 13th, 2006 01:31 pm (UTC)
re: The Continent

They look down on Europeans. Referring to Europe as "The Mainland" implies, not only that they're *part* of Europe, but that they're not the most important part.


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petercooperjr
petercooperjr
Peter Cooper Jr.
Thu, Jul. 13th, 2006 05:38 pm (UTC)

According to Wikipedia, the source of much knowledge :), People in Great Britian would tend to consider the main island "The mainland", with the other British isles being not the mainland.

Which is a reasonable view from the perspective of someone who lives there.


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(Anonymous)
Thu, Jul. 13th, 2006 01:14 pm (UTC)

I thought they called it "the continent" or something along those lines.


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rgfgompei
rgfgompei
Rachael
Thu, Jul. 13th, 2006 07:30 pm (UTC)

The continent, which always struck me as funny because it implies that the UK is not part of the continent, ie not part of Europe.


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