Angie T: We would do, but until we establish where we are, it’s dangerous. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)
Giggsy: All of you put your shoes on and go out somewhere...! (5 months, 2 weeks ago)
The Void: Hey Angie, thanks for the exhaustive answer. I thought London was the capital of the UK, but it seems that while it is commonly perceived as such, it holds no *official* status thereas. I learned something, yay!
But England's a country on the island of Britain, (I think "island nation" was the term?) so... hmmmm.... that wouldn't work with Richard Osman's standard definition on Pointless.
Okay, I no longer have a firm opinion on this! :-)
Meanwhile, the phrase "British Isles" should be used very carefully in Dublin. :-) (5 months, 2 weeks ago)
Angie T: Really angua?
Have you tried explaining that to the people of Dublin? It won’t go well.
The British Isles (5 countries) doesn’t have a capital.
The UK (4 countries) ditto.
Great Britain or Britain (3 countries) ditto.
England has London.
Scotland has Edinburgh.
Wales has Cardiff.
Northern Ireland or The North of Ireland or The 6 Counties or Ulster has Belfast.
The Republic of Ireland has Dublin. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)
angua: London is capital of the British Isles (5 months, 2 weeks ago)
Angie T: Hi Voidy. London is the capital of England. England isn’t an island state or whatever the term was. Great Britain (England, Scotland & Wales) doesn’t have a capital. (5 months, 2 weeks ago)
The Void: The Linear group is a new one on me. Still, fair enough. Good one. Not sure why you think London doesn't count, Angie...? (5 months, 2 weeks ago)
Angie T: Many thanks for the grid Prim. I may have got lucky because I didn't hit any red herrings doing it. Only issue is, strictly speaking, London doesn't fit the description. :-) (5 months, 2 weeks ago)