I guess this is something that 'grinds my gears'. Most of this comes from my experience editing a few (relatively minor) publications.
The United Kingdom is comprised of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Great Britain is comprised of England, Wales and Scotland. This is an important difference for a number of reasons.
Similarly we should not, I am reliably told, consider Holland to be a country. It is part of The Netherlands, which is a country.
Thursday, 5 April 2007
UK, Great Britain, Holland and The Netherlands
Labels: country, gb, great britain, holland, ireland, netherlands, nl, nothern ireland, the netherlands, uk, united kingdon
I work on projects related to technology and taxonomy at the Natural History Museum, and as an advisor for the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature. My interests are in entomology (stick insects, cockroaches and insect acoustics) and how technology can change the way research is done in biology and museums. Big fan of open access, open data and open hardware.
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