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    Re: On the petrol

    I would like to note that when Americans talk of the UK and note our similarities in language, culture, constitutional and common law, entrepreneurial spirit, etc. and contrast that with "Europe" the intention is to compliment, not insult.

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    Re: On the petrol

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    I would like to note that when Americans talk of the UK and note our similarities in language, culture, constitutional and common law, entrepreneurial spirit, etc. and contrast that with "Europe" the intention is to compliment, not insult.
    A-ha! So now the rest of Europe should feel insulted! *going sulky and stomping her foot*

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    Re: On the petrol

    Quote Originally Posted by nyota View Post
    A-ha! So now the rest of Europe should feel insulted! *going sulky and stomping her foot*
    In addition, and without meaning any offence whatsoever, most people think of Europe as being Continental Europe. Poland would be considered part of Eastern Europe, old-fashioned though that may be.

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    Re: On the petrol

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    In addition, and without meaning any offence whatsoever, most people think of Europe as being Continental Europe. Poland would be considered part of Eastern Europe, old-fashioned though that may be.
    *Looks around* France! Anybody from France to go sulky instead? That will at least tease the English

    Eastern or not, still Europe. I know what you mean though. ;)

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    Re: On the petrol

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    In addition, and without meaning any offence whatsoever, most people think of Europe as being Continental Europe. Poland would be considered part of Eastern Europe, old-fashioned though that may be.
    I, and most of the British people I know, do think of Britain as being in Europe - and we think of Poland, The Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria, etc as being Central Europe.

    However, I have to admit that I am probably not typical of British people, as I have lived and worked in Central Europe for a total of nearly twenty years. Most of the British people I now know have lived and worked in mainland Europe for some time.

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