Considering how often the topic arose prior to our move, I probably should have written this one sooner in the experience. Regardless, I thought a clarification of geography was in order along with definitions of terms, most importantly Great Britain, United Kingdom, and England. SPOILER ALERT! They are not the same thing.
It could be stated that all Scottish are British and all English are British as both countries are located on the island of Great Britain, but not all British are English and Scottish are never, ever English.
|The United Kingdom or more accurately, The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, is a sovereign state in Europe. The UK includes England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, and many smaller islands.|
|The Union Jack and its components|
BONUS: Just in case you were curious about the British flag, well...there isn't one! It is just an island, remember? However, there is an official flag of the UK, commonly called the Union Jack, which incorporates the flags of England, Scotland, and Northern Ireland (sort of; I will skip all the history and technicalities.) I have no idea why Wales was not included. I think they should just put a big dragon right in the middle. Seems fair to me!