[tz] [PATCH] Minor changes to iso3166.tab
Clive D.W. Feather
clive at davros.org
Thu Nov 17 04:30:45 UTC 2016
>>> I would also change "Britain" to "United Kingdom",
>> "Britain" appears to be considerably more popular in English.
Not so. It's often used colloquially within Great Britain, but it is
politically contentious. It's like using "Holland" for "The Netherlands" or
"Maine" when you mean "New England".
> Great Britain is now considered a geographical term for the main
Not just "now". For a while after the Act of Union the "official" terms
were "North Britain" and "South Britain" (rather than "Scotland" and
"England") to emphasise the union. [See, for example, the North British
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