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GUEST,Allan Con BS: Is Monarchy Obsolete in the UK? (192* d) RE: BS: Is Monarchy Obsolete in the UK? 01 Aug 10

"I'm sure that you can find a dictionary supporting the belief that Scotland is a separate country but I can't help but think that that definition was probably written by a Scot."

I have already stated that many non-British people equate the word 'country' with the idea of a 'nation state' in other words a member if the UN etc. However the word is not restricted to that and yes looking at any decent dictionary will confirm that. When we are communicating with people all over the world then one has to concede that folk use words in different ways. English people regard England as a country in the same way that Scots regard Scotland as a country! It may not fit in with your use of the word over the water but there you go.

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