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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]>
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