Technically, England is part of Great Britain, so you are both English and British.
Although I understand why you're annoyed.
I don't. That's like me being mad at someone for calling me American when I'm Arizonan.
We should call you United Kinglish
Yeah, I was thinking the same thing that SarahMacfarlane posted. Aren't you both?
It's like if I said, "I'm from Virginia, not the United States!"
Actually it would be like people constantly referring to you guys as North Americans, therefore lumping you and Canadians together.
But that doesn't seem annoying at all. Maybe I'm just less annoyed by names though.
No, that'd be if people were calling them Europeans instead of English. The country is really called The United Kingdom of Great Britain, so I think that the state comparison would be more relevant.
....except for the fact that it is?
For a moment, I thought you said "I always find it a bit exciting to meet fellow Virgins".
That's like an American saying "I'm American, not North American! Don't call me North American!" You may want to be identified as English, but at the end of the day, you're British too, so people calling you British aren't wrong.
American vote overload.
Alright then, i'll call you dumb ass.
Am I the only person who doesn't get why this would be annoying?
I AM both, but I don't wan't to be CALLED both. It's wierd. To me it's like saying you're from The Earth, instead of saying from the US.
If you encountered aliens, you would say you are from Earth. If you met foreigners, you would say you are from the US. If you meet someone from a different state, you would say you are from your state. Your introduction of where you from and the way people address your location of origin has to be put in perspective. Therefore, people who are from outside the Great Britain will call everyone from inside it as British. And aliens will address them as Earthlings.
We all live on earth ... if an alien said that it wouldn't be weird at all (I guess it would be quite weird to have a conversation with an alien though).
Well, you are both. I don't go and complain when I am called an American when I am actually a United States of America citizen. America technically is both North and South America. There is no country named America. I would much rather you called me a United States of America-ian, okay, thanks.
I think this could be of assistance.
I WANT TO RAGE IN THE COMMENTS, TOO!!!
Ye... I'm English. It's really annoying.
Yeah I was in Ireland and I had a really uncomfortable conversation with a guy peeing on a public fence:
Me: "Why are you peeing on a fence?"
Guy: "I pee where I want dickhead, I'll pee on your leg."
Me: But, why would you pee on my leg. Do British people pee on legs?
Guy: "I'm Irish you dickhead."
you are so right! SCOTTISH people... SCOTTISH.
Wales, England, Scotland are all British. Those including Northern Ireland make up the United Kingdom. And Europeans call US stupid...
DOES IT REALLY MATTER?
Im English, and I hate when people call me British! It would be like us calling Americans Westerners, it's wierd!
It bugs me when people mix up the English and British flag. I've met people who thought that the British flag was the English flag. They didn't even know the English flag existed.
Okay to the Americans-it doesn't matter what state you're from. The US and England are countries. Britain is to America as England is to the US (more so the lower 48)