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From: "P A MagLOCHLAINN" <>
Subject: Re: Help with history questions on Ireland
Date: Mon, 22 May 2000 00:02:46 +0100
Thank you for your explanation. I accept the rebuke for my manner - twenty
years as a teacher does tend to affect one. But I was absolutely serious
about the continual irritation of having to check with the authors /
speakers / writers every time they use the term "Britain", because it is
never clear whether they mean the whole UK, or just GB. Some of the
electronic news media are among the worst and most persistent offenders.
Can anyone out there think of any other way in which we can get people to
make it clear to which geographical / political entity they are referring?
My head is now somewhat sore from banging it against this particular brick
It used to be said that part of the Irish problem with Great Britain was
that the English never remembered their history, whereas the Irish never
forgot theirs. It would appear that we must now extend this observation to
Yours cordially to all (and let's get back to ancestor-hunting!)
in Belfast, Northern Ireland
PS Thank you, Sen, for supporting me!
David Nicholson wrote in message ...
>Sean Mac Lochlainn wrote:
>>1. I am not PA.
>>2. PA is correct.
>I am sorry for mixing up your name with that of Sean Mac Lochlainn. I feel
quite silly for that. I am sure it was due to my unfamiliarity with
non-anglicized Irish names, and that makes me feel sillier yet.
>I had read several of your earlier posts and thought you were quite helpful
to people, actually. On this occasion it appeared to me that you were
merely trying to pick a fight. You clearly knew he meant Great Britain when
he (quite inaccurately) wrote "the mainland". Pointing it out was fair
enough. On the other hand, I thought Patrick Knight fairly enough called
you a fuss-pot for the MANNER in which you carried on correcting him.
>That's my bit, anyway.
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