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Neil Wyatt12/02/2018 20:49:41
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Posted by KWIL on 12/02/2018 10:39:32:

You must also remember that "America" is not a country either.

50 states plus Costa Rica and Washington DC...

Approximately.

Neil

Mark Rand12/02/2018 23:01:28
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Posted by Mike Poole on 12/02/2018 14:59:06:
Posted by Mark Rand on 12/02/2018 14:35:35:

And then we have the Six Nations Rugby championship, which is played by England, France, Ireland, Italy and Scotland. The UK province of Northern Ireland/Ulster is part of Ireland/Eire for these purposes...

And Wales

Mike

Oops, Sorry! It wasn't intentional.

Jeff Dayman13/02/2018 00:33:12
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50 states plus Costa Rica and Washington DC...

Approximately.

Neil

Uh, Costa Rica is not part of the USA. Maybe you were thinking of Puerto Rico, which is an "Unincorporated US Territory".

The continent that the USA, Canada and Mexico are on is commonly called North America.

John McNamara13/02/2018 02:09:53
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Australia is a country and a continent with no pesky land borders.

Bill Pudney13/02/2018 03:57:13
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Don't forget the Isle of Wight!!

geoff walker 113/02/2018 04:29:14
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Continent, country who cares. I'm here for the next 5 weeks. I'll miss the workshop back home in the UK but I ain't missing the weather. Gday to all you aussies geoff
Hopper13/02/2018 04:32:10
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Posted by Neil Wyatt on 12/02/2018 20:48:04:...

...Ireland and Great Britain, plus numerous smaller islands are the 'British Isles'.

...

You might want to be a little cautious throwing that statement about in certain quarters of Ireland itself, where there are still those who refer to said isles as "these islands".

XD 35113/02/2018 06:46:32
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Posted by John McNamara on 13/02/2018 02:09:53:

Australia is a country and a continent with no pesky land borders.

Except at state of origin time where there is a definate demarcation zone between NSW & QLD wink

Hopper13/02/2018 07:42:02
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And yes, at Origin time, south of the border people up here in QLD are referred to as Mexicans -- so we're not even sure which continent we're on, let alone which country.

And let's not forget that despite being one country (or was it continent?) Australia still does not have a common-gauge railway running from one end of the country to the other. Still running a mish-mash of narrow, standard and broad gauges in various states.

Pero13/02/2018 14:08:41
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And Western Australia is not only another country, we have the referendum to prove it!

blowlamp13/02/2018 14:57:39
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It's all a load of legal claptrap. We're members of the world. smiley

roy entwistle13/02/2018 15:48:23
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I always wondered why, if 7/8ths of the planet is covered in water, why did they call it earth ?

Roy face 1

Edited By roy entwistle on 13/02/2018 16:10:57

Michael-w13/02/2018 16:58:56
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Posted by blowlamp on 13/02/2018 14:57:39:

It's all a load of legal claptrap. We're members of the world. smiley

Thanks for shining a lamp on the matter. Nice to just blow some steam off every once in a while.

& re roy: tis' because it's the part of the place that we (mostly) use. 

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Edited By Michael-w on 13/02/2018 17:01:04

blowlamp13/02/2018 18:52:31
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Posted by roy entwistle on 13/02/2018 15:48:23:

I always wondered why, if 7/8ths of the planet is covered in water, why did they call it earth ?

Roy face 1

Edited By roy entwistle on 13/02/2018 16:10:57

Because Planet Puddle wouldn't sound right. smile

Mick Charity13/02/2018 19:17:30
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Qu : What's the difference between Australia & Yoghurt ?

Ans : Yoghurt is a 'live' culture

That's a joke BTW.

peak413/02/2018 21:38:56
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Someone sent me this via Facebook today; I can't credit the source as I've no idea where it came from.

It does put things in perspective, though I don't know what map projection is used.

australia.jpg

Bill

Raymond Sanderson 213/02/2018 21:42:27
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Posted by Joseph Noci 1 on 12/02/2018 08:33:21:

Well, as a Southern African, and a Namibian, I thought Britain, or rather, Great Britain, is actually an Island and contains three Countries..England, Wales and Northern Ireland - But what do I know, being from the deep South..

Joe

Ya forgot Scotland

Raymond Sanderson 213/02/2018 21:48:46
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Posted by geoff walker 1 on 13/02/2018 04:29:14:
Continent, country who cares. I'm here for the next 5 weeks. I'll miss the workshop back home in the UK but I ain't missing the weather. Gday to all you aussies geoff

Ah this would depend on where you are in OZ??? Hope you are enjoying the steam days on atm? Plenty visits to places where Vintage Machines are about?

Ray

Raymond Sanderson 213/02/2018 21:56:59
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Posted by XD 351 on 13/02/2018 06:46:32:
Posted by John McNamara on 13/02/2018 02:09:53:

Australia is a country and a continent with no pesky land borders.

Except at state of origin time where there is a definate demarcation zone between NSW & QLD wink

Terrible when you must remind these Aussies boarder security is high around the Nation's capital Canberra. This is due to trying to keep all the morons who live and work there inside the fence LOL. They do enough damage from within letting them out only causes further damage.

Then the Mexican invasion of lands north and warm where they flock to thaw out mainly from mid NSW coast to FN QLD..

The sand groppers from WA thank goodness see the boarder as a dark forest and shy away from it by 100's of k's.

State of Origin what a joke it's like politicians they cross the boarder when it suits them to play for wich eve side hey wish with pocket loads of $$$$$ going into NRL CEO"s and state coffers.

Raymond Sanderson 213/02/2018 22:09:26
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Posted by John McNamara on 13/02/2018 02:09:53:

Australia is a country and a continent with no pesky land borders.

It is firstly an island

As for pesky land boarders gone the days where boarder security stood guard not to protect against people or from but to stop the smuggling of fruit and plants. These days its an honor system sort of which phisses grey nomads off no end having just done heir big shop of cheap fruit n veg in QLD trying to smuggle it back across the boarder to NSW & Vic

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