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Falklands or Malvinas ?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 2:56 pm    Post subject: Falklands or Malvinas ? Reply with quote

The issue that will not go away

http://news.yahoo.com/argentinas-president-urges-falklands-talks-britain-180016587.html
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If Scotland votes itself out of the UK, what will the implications be for places like the Falklands, if any?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Falklands!
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sashadroogie wrote:
If Scotland votes itself out of the UK, what will the implications be for places like the Falklands, if any?


I don't think it would have any implication, they already have their own referendum planned for March.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Probably right. Yet, I still wonder if there'll be a new name for the UK if Scotland leaves. The United Kingdom of England , Wales and Northern Ireland, perhaps? The term 'British' looks set for even more ambiguity than it already has accreted...
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Falklands. This is a British territory named after Anthony Cary, 5th Viscount of Falkland. Why would you want to use a faux Spanish name, a corruption of the French Malouines (people from St Malo) for a British territory?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sashadroogie wrote:
Probably right. Yet, I still wonder if there'll be a new name for the UK if Scotland leaves. The United Kingdom of England , Wales and Northern Ireland, perhaps? The term 'British' looks set for even more ambiguity than it already has accreted...


WEANI
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hee hee! Pretty good!

But how about Former United Kingdom? I won't write the abbreviation....
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

United Kingdom of England and the Other Bits
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If we're going to rename the UK, how about the "United Kingdom of Acceptable Britain and Northern Ireland"?

As for the Falklands, like previously mentioned, the Argentine claim is utterly absurd and there's no reason to use the Argentine name in English. I think anywhere outside of MERCOSUR, I wouldn't even use it in Spanish.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Acceptable ? You mean my bit is not "acceptable" ?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

scot47 wrote:
Acceptable ? You mean my bit is not "acceptable" ?

No, I mean the rest can't claim to be "great" without Caledonia.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why not rename the islands 'Last Remaining Outposts of Former United Kingdom'?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sashadroogie wrote:
Why not rename the islands 'Last Remaining Outposts of Former United Kingdom'?

Because even if you do get Canada to take the Turks and Caicos off your hands then you might confuse them with Gibraltar, Bermuda, St. Helena and dependencies, Pitcairn, British Virgin Islands, and probably several others. Unless you plan to stick Scotland with the lot of them in the event of a Scotch separation.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Because even if you do get Canada to take the Turks and Caicos off your hands


I'll take the Turks and Caicos, if you guys don't want 'em. They're pretty nice, overall Cool Laughing
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