A Reluctant Admission of Ignorance
I've shared in the past that I have difficulty falling asleep at night, often due to the ongoing meanderings of my thoughts. An hour into lying in bed, yet awake, it came to me that I didn't know the difference between Great Britain and the United Kingdom.
Yes, at nearly sixty years of age, I didn't know the answer to this simple geography question. Americans, what can I say? (Much easier to blow off personal ignorance to that of an entire nation.) Sheepishly, I looked up the answer. To my relief, what is so evident to many people in the world -- and a number of community members here -- is misunderstood by many others.
In case you, too, are scratching your head, this link provides the answers, not all that simple to the uninformed.
I apologize to my fellow members that I've been so egocentric as to not have known this information. Anyone else here who was also puzzled by the nomenclature and specific differences?
Image Credit » https://pixabay.com/en/outline-map-united-kingdom-322480/ by onestopmap