Marcus writes on FB: “got asked if the four countries in Great Britain are: Scotland, Wales, Ireland & The Netherlands. For real. Almost as good as the time I was asked “Is the United Kingdom a country in Great Britain”? …. G-d bless America….”
I think this ignorance is a beautiful thing, far better than the rabid anti-Americanism that infects much of the UK. When did you last meet a Yank who was passionately anti the UK, while about one in three Brits you meet just have to let you know how much they despise America and how ignorant they think Americans are.