Tuesday, 25 January 2011

it's not a small island. stop it

It drives me nuts when people call Britain a small island. If it is one, then there are only eight large islands, and seeing as seven and eight on the list are similar to Britain, then it means there are really only six.

My favourite 'get a grip, there are larger, and more populous, countries, but Britain is a large country' fact is that (about) one in every hundred people on earth is British.

1 comment:

John Finnemore said...

Ah. Just enough, should it be necessary, for us to serve as the world's centurions, then? Excellent. I feel a lot more confident about that alien invasion now.