Why is Britain so confusing?

I'm British but this country is confusing.

Britain is a country, and inside is the UK which is another country, and inside the UK is 4 other countries (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland). 'English' is a language name and a way to describe someone from England, but it's not obvious if you say it what you mean. For example, with 'I'm Swedish', it's obvious you come from Sweden. If you say 'I'm English', people will assume that you're American because Americans also speak English and is the most influental country which does, so English people call ourselves British to stop confusion but everyone in Britain is British so it doesn't help. Why must we make things so bloody confusing for ourselves and others?

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  • 2 years ago

    I’m also British and I do understand your point. Like we can’t every place have their own language and not steal the ‘English’ language. However I don’t think anyone from American calls themselves ‘English’ but I get your point😂

  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    That's for letting me know of this. I am in the USA and when I have heard people says they are English here I usually thing English is in England and they are mixed up. I guess I have not been up to date.

    Perhaps you & I need to pray to GOD for more understanding.

  • 2 years ago

    Nobody thinks English means American

  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    So an American would reply, 'I'm English'? I don't think so. But I agree you certainly are confused.

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  • Ludwig
    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    boring

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