Candide

catholic by birth; scientist by choice; sinner by merit. gaidhlig-speaking neuroscience student at oxford. likes to question everything! @di_macd

In the UK, you know you’re working class if you own one of these…

In the UK, you know you’re working class if you own one of these…

agreatbigbagofdicks:

moff—ucked:

str0ngenough:

jeremypaxmanspants:

str0ngenough:

England isnt a country, its part of the UK omg

I hate to break this to you but england is a country…

you cant get English passports or be and English citizen, passports say United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. England isnt a country its a region of the UK


If that isn’t proof, ask anyone in the UK. They’ll tell you the same.


The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is one country made up of two kingdoms: Scotland and England, one principality: Wales, and one province: Northern Ireland. The Republic of Ireland is a separate country. This is if we take country to mean a sovereign state that is a member of the UN.
However, this isn’t always the best definition. Historically, there is undeniably a nation called England, a nation called Scotland, even if they aren’t independent nation-states in their own right. Its up to people whether they want to consider England a country in its own right - because of its history, it would be silly not to. Just because its not a real political entity on the international stage doesn’t mean it isn’t a cultural or historical country…
People worry too much about definitions. Meanings exist outside the words. Okay if you’re an international lawyer you might not class England as a ‘proper’ country but that’s irrelevant when it comes to following the England football team, or attending the Church of England, or learning about the history of England…

agreatbigbagofdicks:

moff—ucked:

str0ngenough:

jeremypaxmanspants:

str0ngenough:

England isnt a country, its part of the UK omg

I hate to break this to you but england is a country…

you cant get English passports or be and English citizen, passports say United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. England isnt a country its a region of the UK

If that isn’t proof, ask anyone in the UK. They’ll tell you the same.

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is one country made up of two kingdoms: Scotland and England, one principality: Wales, and one province: Northern Ireland. The Republic of Ireland is a separate country. This is if we take country to mean a sovereign state that is a member of the UN.

However, this isn’t always the best definition. Historically, there is undeniably a nation called England, a nation called Scotland, even if they aren’t independent nation-states in their own right. Its up to people whether they want to consider England a country in its own right - because of its history, it would be silly not to. Just because its not a real political entity on the international stage doesn’t mean it isn’t a cultural or historical country…

People worry too much about definitions. Meanings exist outside the words. Okay if you’re an international lawyer you might not class England as a ‘proper’ country but that’s irrelevant when it comes to following the England football team, or attending the Church of England, or learning about the history of England…

(Source: youknowyourebritishwhen, via thepubertaddamsfund)