On Thu, 16 Sep 2004 18:16:12 +0100, Ray Brown <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > 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? "England" = "Great Britain" or "UK" in some contexts, though England is only a portion of either. Cheers, -- Philip Newton <[log in to unmask]> Watch the Reply-To!