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    English or Brit(ish)? What is the Difference?

    I am new to the Skadi Forum.

    Please forgive my ignorance in asking the following question, it was explained to me that there are those who live in England who consider themselves English but necessarily British.
    Is there a difference?

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    Quote Originally Posted by emillersa View Post
    Is there a difference?
    Most people in UK identify as English, Welsh, Scottish, Manx, Northern Irish or Cornish (e.g. their more regional ethnicity or culture) before British. That is why there are different saint days of each country and on those days the Union Jack is usually not present but instead the independant Scottish, English or Welsh flag.

    However since many people over here have parents or grandparents who are from the different countries that make up Britain, many people just choose British. Most people i know for example are English, but they have a grandparent who is from Wales or Scotland. I happen to be an exception as my ancestry is from England (London) only, going back a very long way.

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    The United Kingdom is in the process of ununiting. Scotland looks set to become an independant country, which will encourage Wales to do the same. Britain will be a geographical term only, and England will be the term everybody uses to describe 'the Brits'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wodens Day View Post
    The United Kingdom is in the process of ununiting. Scotland looks set to become an independant country, which will encourage Wales to do the same. Britain will be a geographical term only, and England will be the term everybody uses to describe 'the Brits'.
    This will never happen, its a misconception based on the recent victory of the SNP. Most who vote for SNP only want Scotland to self-rule itself, not for it to be seperate from the rest of Britain. This has been shown in polls, where only the minority of SNP supporters actually want Scotland to leave UK. They are going to do a referendum on it, the results will show that only the minority of Scots want to leave because economically and financially Scotland could not last seperate, they perhaps could have 20 years ago when they had North Sea oil, now however it has virtually run out. Scotland isn't producing anything, it can't be self-sufficient.

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    Both I guess

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    I also think it is unlikely that Scotland will vote for independence.


    I tend to describe myself as British in a political sense, as I have English, Scottish and N. Irish ancestry. And I would like to see us stay as a Union.

    However I also would personally call myself English, but rarely Scottish or Irish, as my primary identity is with England, and I love England above all others.

    I came into England with Oak, Ash and Thorn, and when Oak, Ash and Thorn are gone I shall go too.

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    To me British derives from Britannia, the old Roman name for what is now England, so I prefer to use the term English.

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    We are both in a way, depends on the view, these are The British Isles.

    Anybody born in the British Isles can call themselves British on Geographical grounds, even the Irish.

    However we all have a subset, ie all but one of my great grandparents was English, the other Scotish of the Wilson clan, I cant claim to be Scotish off of that basis, so I am English.

    Though in truth, with invasions from a multitude of Germanic races over a millenia (Angles, Saxons, Jutes, Viking, Danes, Normans, IKEA, Abba Tribute bands etc)and invasions in multiple regions, occupations and invasions between the 3 mainland nations, I would say most of these islands blood is Germanic/Nordic,

    There is cultural uniquness between the three but thats as far as it stretches i think.

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    Isn't it so that, generally speaking, only Englishmen consider themselves British, others mainly consider themselves Scottish, Australian, Welshmen and so on?

    This would also be quite logical since Britian is a term that in essence indicated the rule of Brittania over these other peoples. Usually people might get used to being ruled, but they mostly don't identify themselves with it.

    This is my observation as an outsider (Dutchmen)

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    Most English people I know refer to themselves as English and their country as England. There is a division between north and south, with many northerners referring to themselves as such. I'm Scottish, but I feel that there is a certain common culture that allows me to identify the English as my countrymen, so I've always called myself British and my country the UK. I've yet to hear a Welsh person do the same.

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