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British vs. English/Scottish/Welsh/Irish Watch

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    British
    78
    39.20%
    English
    53
    26.63%
    Scottish
    26
    13.07%
    Welsh
    15
    7.54%
    Irish
    13
    6.53%
    None
    14
    7.04%

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    Scottish and British. It doesn't have to be one or the other.
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    (Original post by Allthewayhome)
    No, it just my local sensibilities bursting to the surface and not the word itself.

    The only time you will here a local coatbridgian(my home town) calling someone "staunch" around the this particular time in July is someones faith and commitment to the Orange order.

    Usually the comparison is made between a "stauch orangeman or protestant" (though both are not mutually inclusive) and "devout catholic" in the media/local chitchat but in a sign of protest my dad wanted to be referred to as a staunch catholic since he thought it was daft that these contrived phrases are always be hurled about with little thought or redress and I must agree that he's right. The media always seem to make a meal out of something or label/"pigeon hole" everyone.

    Tis very silly. You'll probs not get it but I'm afraid that's what happens when you live in the goldfish bowl that is the west of Scotland
    I kinda get it. I always think of the word "catholic" when I hear "devout". It's almost like the word "desperate"'s long affiliation with the toilet.
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    British, but only because I'm only Half English. If both my parents were English, I'd probably say that.
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    (Original post by rockrunride)
    I kinda get it. I always think of the word "catholic" when I hear "devout". It's almost like the word "desperate"'s long affiliation with the toilet.
    Yep that's the idea!

    It's a damn stereotype - I honestly believe that some Protestants hear the word devout catholic and immediately think they are down right impossible people to get along with. Staunch definitely cast those aspersions on Protestants.

    Downright annoys me to no end.

    Why can't you get a Catholic without the devout? I ain't devout and certainly couldn't put you on phone to a staunch protestant! :p:

    Edit: Sorry for the threads Hijakc guys!
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    I usually say I'm Welsh before British, but I consider myself as both

    Ruth xx
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    (Original post by Fusilero)
    Just a simple question, what do you consider to be your primary ethnicity , if any of them. Myself, I consider myself British first before anything else. :yes:

    this post annoys me in ways you will never understand.
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    For me it just always seems that when people say British, particularly foreigners, they really mean English.

    I can see how I am British but It doesn't mean much to me. Neither does being Scottish.

    I'm not very patriotic.
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    I'm English and Irish (ROI) so what do I chose?

    Okay, I chose British.

    But, when I meet someone I always say I'm English (born and raised), never British.
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    (Original post by fatal)
    this post annoys me in ways you will never understand.
    Nah, I'm pretty sure I get it really. :o:
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    (Original post by Allthewayhome)
    Nah, I'm pretty sure I get it really. :o:
    ARG. thread number 1 million full of idiots.

    There's a reason why chose to go to university in Scotland instead of England.
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    British far above any other national identity - although I'd probably consider my Surrey identity to be almost as important.


    I have a much stronger connection to Scotland than I do to the north of England, so I wouldn't consider myself to be truly 'English' in the same way that I consider myself to be British.
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    indian =]
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    (Original post by fatal)
    ARG. thread number 1 million full of idiots.

    There's a reason why chose to go to university in Scotland instead of England.
    If they are being idiots then fair play but you can't really fault people for professing a preference or belief in a particular view.

    No matter how up the wall it drives you :p:

    Tbh I don't take nationality to be so definitive.
    I'm just the sum of many parts of different ancestries so for me to pigeon hole myself to one title over another would be like ignore part of myself.

    So British-Scottish-Irish-Lithuanian it is. All for one and one for all...
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    (Original post by Allthewayhome)
    Tbh I don't take nationality to be so definitive.
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    In the scope of thing what does this sense of nationality actually add to our lives?

    Not a philosophical,provoking question or malicious question.Just wanting to see some opinions from people who feel a particular national identity.
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    (Original post by ThisLittlePiggy)
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    In the scope of thing what does this sense of nationality actually add to our lives?

    Not a philosophical,provoking question or malicious question.Just wanting to see some opinions from people who feel a particular national identity.
    Don't worry - I want let my popery rub off on you!
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    English
    Even more so after a year at uni in Wales
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    I consider myself to be Welsh and British, but primarily I'll introduce myself to people as being Welsh
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    I suppose I think of myself as Northern Irish before anything else. It's an entirely artificial nationality, true enough, but if you go far enough back so is anything else, and we do have an occasionally world-beating football team.
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    I know I'm British but yeah I'd say English.
    I don't have any connection with the Welsh, Scottish or Northern Irish and I also have the feeling that SOME(minority) of them really don't like England.
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    I say british/black british
 
 
 
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