I’ve just been made aware of the poster campaign to remind us what makes Britain ‘great’. Seriously? First off Britain has the lowest quality of life in Europe. Secondly? WTF??? This is a poster campaign designed to stir feelings of national pride with regards the fact that we have, through mere happenstance(and our parents doing the nasty), been born on a largish island off the north coast of Europe.
Which is pretty daft at best.
But to have a campaign that has as its central premise a misunderstanding of what the country you are supposed to be feeling proud in is called is the height of insanity!
Can’t these people even be bothered to check wiki-sodding-pedia before spreading their pish?
After the Old English period, Britain was used as a historical term only. Geoffrey of Monmouth in his pseudohistorical Historia Regum Britanniae (c. 1136) refers to the island of Great Britain as Britannia major (“Greater Britain”), to distinguish it from Britannia minor (“Lesser Britain”), the continental region which approximates to modern Brittany.