>post under UK flag
>people automatically assume I'm English
STOP, FUCKING STOP
>Why yes, my constituent country is in fact, not England!
to be fair, some languages don't actually have a term for the UK, so they just use England, because not only is it the largest in terms of GDP (PPP and Per Capita), population and land mass, it has historically been the most relevant of the four countries and continues to do so to this day
In a way, yes
Despite what some in Scotland will tell you, only the UK is represented internationally, except during some sports and the Commonwealth Games.
Think of it like the US states. The countries besides England have their own parliaments and handle things like Education and Health just by themselves. England doesn't have it's own parliament, it is directly ruled by Westminster.
Even the most hardcore Welsh or Scottish nationalists will still speak English as their first language, and their Welsh or Scottish Gaelic is basic
Old people who live in remote, rural areas make up the bulk of the fluent speakers.
But that could be different though. The countries governments are trying to push the languages in education, but if turns into anything like the Republic of Ireland, most people will forget the bulk of what they learn by the time they finish compulsory education
"you moved to the UK? coooool! so do you enjoy London?"
"ahah yes I visited a few time but I actually live in newcastle"
"oh, I see.. but it's near London, right?"
"nope.. it's right next to the Scottish borde-"
"OH MY GOD THAT'S SO COOL HAPPY ST PATRICK DAY"
>UN: United Kingdom
>IOC: Great Britain
>FIFA: England, Scotland,Wales andNorthern Ireland
I'm not even joking
A few years ago it snowed less than an inch and my school was shut, there were no buses, and almost no trains or planes.
The furtherer south you go in the country, the less snow they get so the less prepared they are, so when you do get snow, its usually the southerners that (act like they) get the worst of it
Yes they do, its similar to the US where you are a citizen of your state and then America. I don't know exactly how it works in Britian and I'm not entirely sure of the US, but your state citizenship rotates with your current place of permenant residence.
>Less than an inch of snow
>Schools are closed
>Trains, planes, and automobiles are panicking
This better be a clever trick or I'ma get mad
>Living in the cold
I'd be surprised if reached that amount before they shut down
Again, my school couldn't prepare for cold weather for shit. It started snowing before break time and we got to the end of break with literally 3mm of snow and the school hadn't bought any grit in years, so they had to send us home.
We wake up the next day to find out that a water pipe burst had froze and burst overnight, flooding one building and there was no fresh water, so again, we got the day off because they legally couldn't open without fresh water
Unfortuantly it's true. We had a few years of bad (for us) snow and local councils bought new snow ploughs and gritting machines, only for the next year it to not snow at all in a lot of places.
It makes sense. When you're a city planner, you just have to go with cost-benefit analysis. I'm just going with my own experience in the US where everyone laughs when southern cities shut down due to snow when it's probably just not worth the cost of having snow plows and salt ready for the few times it actually snows.
I live in a city that gets ~80 inches of snow per year on average, you just have to be practical.
What did you just say you wanker. I'll have you know i live in the south west and we have some of the shittyest weather in the entire country, yet we don't go full retard at a tiny amount of snow.
For some reason the South West is able to cope with snow. Perhaps it is because we are the only part of the country that wouldn't benefit humanity by ceasing to exist.
Quit being autistic. You know that's how it is around the world. Don't you remember people giving D.C. and the president shit for closing schools because there was a cool breeze?
Oh, according to Wikipedia, there are no monolingual Gaelic speakers any more, they're all bilingual, and even then, their numbers are decreasing
Oh that was me referring to the south-east as the south
>Don't you remember people giving D.C. and the president shit for closing schools because there was a cool breeze?
Yes and it was funny as hell.
Though I honestly thought that southern England would be able to cope with less than an inch, since I keep seeing images of white Christmases in their countryside.
Guess it's all just northern England huh.