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Staving Ray Brown:
>On Wednesday, September 15, 2004, at 11:12 , J. 'Mach' Wust wrote:
>[snip]
>>It's strange how names of countries are formed. Sometimes, the place name
>>adopted for the country may have been used for the whole area of that
>>country (Australia), sometimes only for a part (England, Holland). However
>
>Holland I understand. But England? I was born here and have lived in
>England nearly two thirds of my 65+ years (the other third I lived in
>Wales). But what is this part of England from which England is named?
This probably refers to the foreign (usually American) use of "England" to
mean "Britain". Often offensive to those who identify themselves primarily
with a particular part of the UK, rather than the UK as a whole.

Pete