Thursday, August 03, 2006

Land of hope and glory

I’ve been doing some thinking about this. It occurred to me as I was writing to a friend in the UK, that the UK is not entirely accurate. In theory (and actually also in practice too I believe), Holland is a United Kingdom. So its England that’s the name. But where did that come from? There are a few lands out there. Here’s a quick look at them.

The Best

Iceland, the land of Ice. Excellent.

Swaziland, the land of Swazi. Very cool.

Scotland, land of the Scots. Ace.

The Rest

Ireland, the land of Ire (classic and in Gaelic it is known as Eire anyway).

Finland, the land of Fin. Sweet.

Thailand, land of Thais. Makes sense.

Holland/Netherlands. The land of the Nethers. Ditto.

New Zealand, the land of New Zea. Not bad.

Poland, the land of Po’s. Eh.

The Odd

Switzerland, land of Switzers.Wha?.

The Worst

England. The land of Eng. Nuff said.


At 12:43 PM, Blogger Hadyn said...

We're actually the land of NewZ ea!

You forgot:
The Land of New Founds
The Land of Queens
The Land of Greens
The Land of South


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