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 Post subject: England ?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2016 5:09 am 
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Sure, Google could tell me......but usually more fun to put a scooterist's mind to it.
So, where did the Eng come from in England?
Ireland is easy. ...no wait, Mr Grumpy is from Scotland.....
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 Post subject: Re: England ?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2016 5:35 am 
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The name "England" is derived from the Old English name Englaland, which means "land of the Angles". The Angles were one of the Germanic tribes that settled in Great Britain during the Early Middle Ages.

So the English are actually German. That'll open a can of worms. :)

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Triumph motorcycles was founded by German immigrants.

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And with a head of State of German lineage to boot!
(Married to a Greek.) Yes, we truly are a nation of mongrels...

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Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage are both descended from immigrants.

Which is hilarious given they both had key roles leading the Brexit campaign in an attempt to stop immigrants coming here.

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What about the Roman Empire. Did they not rule what is known as England ?? Mama Mia..you could be Italian.. Ya vole !


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I think that's where the name Britannia came from. The roman name for the UK.


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Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage are both descended from immigrants.

Which is hilarious given they both had key roles leading the Brexit campaign in an attempt to stop immigrants coming here.



We are pretty much all descendant from immigrants. As is the USA

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What about the Roman Empire. Did they not rule what is known as England ?? Mama Mia..you could be Italian.. Ya vole !


If we were Italian England would be called Italy.

You don't get out of the USA much do you?

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