[Gllug] RE: [Glut] Official country code for Britain = GB or UK?

Nix nix at esperi.demon.co.uk
Sun Apr 14 23:44:47 UTC 2002

On Sun, 14 Apr 2002, Bruce Richardson said:
> Whatever the legal meaning, "Great Britain" is so called to distinguish
> it from "Lesser Britain" i.e. Brittany.

No, the historic term is simply `Britain'; documents older than 1707
call it that.

The `Great' was stuck on the front at the time of the Act of Union as a
piece of political puffery and greater-than-thou nationalism :)

`Unless they've moved it since I last checked, travelling between
 England and America does not involve crossing the equator.'
   --- pir

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