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Forum: Culture February 14, 2011, 12:02 PM
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Posted By Perikles
If you treat "Britain" as shorthand for the UK,...

If you treat "Britain" as shorthand for the UK, you won't be far wrong. Only in very few cases would it be contrasted with the UK as a whole including Northern Ireland. If you are reading British...
Forum: Culture February 14, 2011, 08:09 AM
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Posted By Perikles
I attach a diagram of the British Isles as a...

I attach a diagram of the British Isles as a complicated explanation.

Britain can be used loosely to mean the U.K. If I were asked my nationality, I would have to say "citizen of the United...
Forum: Culture February 04, 2011, 01:06 PM
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Posted By Perikles
Looks ok to me (ignoring one or two irrelevant...

Looks ok to me (ignoring one or two irrelevant diphthong issues) and the result is interesting. As I mentioned, some time ago I claimed here that Spanish was spoken much more quickly than English...
Forum: Culture February 03, 2011, 02:27 PM
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Posted By Perikles
I'm glad you said that. Some time ago I discussed...

I'm glad you said that. Some time ago I discussed this on this forum, and nobody agree with me that Spanish was faster because there are more syllables. I can't find the thread.
Forum: Culture February 01, 2011, 03:11 PM
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Posted By Perikles
I thought he did rather well, considering he...

I thought he did rather well, considering he comes from the other side of the Atlantic. :whistling:
Forum: Culture February 01, 2011, 04:00 AM
Replies: 27
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Posted By Perikles
The United Kingdom explained

This is a difficult listening exercise, because of the speed. However, it might explain one or two misconceptions about the UK. On the other hand, it might not. :rolleyes:
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