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EK17 done two attempts in Manchester- and now off to AMS

Old 14th Feb 2020, 11:51
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Originally Posted by nonsense
And so down the internet rabbit hole I went, curious about yet another distinction in the many names for all or part of the archipeligo off the north west coast of europe.

I learnt that according to that font of much usually but not always reliable information, Wikipedia:
The classical writer, Ptolemy, referred to the larger island as great Britain (megale Bretannia) and to Ireland as little Britain (mikra Brettania) in his work, Almagest (147–148 AD).[37] In his later work, Geography (c. 150 AD), he gave these islands the names[38] Ἀλουίωνος (Alwiōnos), Ἰουερνίας (Iwernias), and Mona (the Isle of Man), suggesting these may have been native names of the individual islands not known to him at the time of writing Almagest.[39] The name Albion appears to have fallen out of use sometime after the Roman conquest of Great Britain, after which Britain became the more commonplace name for the island called Great Britain.
Clearly Ptolemy postdates the formation of the English Channel and the North Sea...
Complete thread drift but it's only a matter of time before we get to this,
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brit...naming_dispute
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Old 14th Feb 2020, 13:31
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Originally Posted by G-ARZG
(er, shouldn't that be 'pedantry' ?)
He shoots, he scores!!!

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Old 14th Feb 2020, 13:37
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Originally Posted by Dan Dare
Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung is normally abbreviated to GmbH, but I wouldn’t want to be pedantic in case the abbreviation was intended otherwise.
No, that was just carelessnes on my part which I shall blame on a clearly defective keyboard. My gamekeeper will take the keyboard into the stable yard and adminsiter a sound horsewhipping to encourage it to mend its ways.

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Old 18th Feb 2020, 00:06
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Where else can you find humour like prune?
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