It recently came to my attention that my students do not know the difference between England and Great Britain, much less the difference between the United Kingdom and the British Isles. This unfortunate situation exposed an even greater disgrace in that I did not know the difference either. In an effort to quickly dispel this embarrassment, I consulted the all knowing Google and discovered the confusing yet fascinatingly mesmerizing truth.

Here is a brilliant video explaining everything as crystal clear as can be in only 5 Minutes 14 Seconds. It has easily become my latest obsession.

Explained by C. G. P. Grey.

The full script can be found HERE.

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