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Edit warring: Emma Watson
Yesterday I edited the above page because the first part of her dual nationality was stated (incorrectly) as "English". As I have pointed out, this is wrong because England is not a nation; it's a country, one of the constituent countries of the nation of Great Britain, and the corresponding nationality is thus "British". (This is a common error, but the fact of it being common doesn't make it any less an error.)
Despite this, Jack "BtR" Saxon has reverted the edit (and re-reverted my correction), claiming that "English is a nationality". Which is nonsense; England is not a nation, and only nations have associated nationalities. It would make just as much sense to claim that "Londoner" is a nationality.
As a neutral party, pointing out:
- Per Wiktionary:
- Usage notes
- (British) Following the establishment of the Scottish and Welsh parliaments, England, Scotland and Wales are normally considered distinct nations. Application of the term nation to the United Kingdom as a whole is deprecated in most style guides, including the BBC, most newspapers and in UK Government publications.
- And Dictionary.com defines "nation" as (1) a large body of people, associated with a particular territory, that is sufficiently conscious of its unity to seek or to possess a government peculiarly its own, or (2) the territory or country itself.
So I think "English" could be a valid nationality. --19:28, January 5, 2015 (UTC)
- The Oxford English Dictionary states that a nation is a group united by factors that include language, culture, history, or occupation of the same territory and the Office for National Statistics found that 58% of people in Britain described their nationality as being English. -- Saxon 19:44, January 5, 2015 (UTC)