Ok. The idea of a 'country' isn't actually that important anyway. The UK is what is referred to in International Relations as a 'Union-State'. Most 'States' are in fact 'Nation-States'. For example, France, Germany, Canada. The USA, well frankly, I have no idea but I suspect, despite the fact it has individual 'states' as part of it, it is in fact, one giant 'State'.
Interestingly, I think there's a growing trend in IR for the Union-State to supercede the Nation-state, which in turn succeeded the City-State.
It doesn't matter that the UK is not, in fact, a country. What matters is that it itself is a single state made up of several components.
At least three countries, and either a fourth country or a principality, depending on how Wales is classed. I'm sure that when I started my degree course five years ago it was definitely NOT a country, and was a 'principality', but I can't swear that it still is.
"Five Rounds Rapid"
FYI - I was wrong. Thankfully so. Wales isn't a principality any more.
"Five Rounds Rapid"
And I certainly wouldn't call some one from Scotland/Wales/N. Ireland "English". Though being from the South, I would never ever refer to myself as a "Yank" or "Yankee" as some of you peeps across the pond sometimes refer to Americans.
IMO always implied.
I wonder, 50 years from now, as the EU continues to gain more Federal Powers how this little discussion will change. The EU will be the Union-State with the UK being a part of it and England, Wales, Scottland, N Ireland being a part of it.
Do British/Welsh people really drink that much tea?
I do, but I also drink as much coffee. There's nothing like drinking a lot of tea and eating a lot of buttered scones though.
Is Ianto a traditional Welsh or British name?
Welsh. If an English person was called Ianto, it would be a bit weird unless you had one English parent, or at least two Welsh grandparents.
Are certain characters more Welsh/English and/or British?
Gwen, Andy and Rhys were quite Welsh. All the others were quite English, I think!
How do British identify themselves? British or Welsh/English/Scottish/Irish?
It depends, really. I'm English, but I have Welsh and Scottish grandparents, so I can identify myself as British. British is just an umbrella term I think. It's mostly English/Irish/Scottish/Welsh.
Does British TV allow all the language on public broadcast?
Yeah, if it's after the 9pm watershed. Most words but the F and C word can be used, I think? Then after 10pm it's usually anything but the C word, which you can probably say after 11pm but I'm not sure. Bloody can be used at pretty much any time.
Are Bloody and B***cks (spelling?) considered cuss words equal to the F or S word?
No, bloody is mild. I've never heard it used in the mornings but afternoons seems to be fine. The other B word is usually for after 9pm, but isn't considered as bad as the F and S words - at least, not where I come from.
I'm usually clueless so, take that all with a grain.