Ryouga wrote:Shame she said England instead of Britain in the beginning, I guess Japan is like much of the rest of the world calling the UK England instead of just UK, I remember when talking about magic and him learning it in England and people talking about how it must be influenced by Harry Potter when Hogwarts was meant to be in Scotland lol
To be fair, y'all Brits have a very complicated system of naming yourselves, made more complicated by the fact that you all hate each other and that if I called a Scot a Brit he'd probably punch me in the face.
It's actually the English that do that more its a strange ignorance, like if Scotland achives something in sports or whatever its a BRITISH victory, if England wins something its a ENGLISH victory likewise if England loses something it gets flipped to a BRITISH loss and yet a Scottish loss is still a Scottish loss.
Thats where part of the hate comes from, the majority of the rest is that England treats the rest of the UK Scotland especially like country bumpkins and England the sophisticated ones such as Londoners in particular going on about how their taxes go into Scotland(or the North of England a litle less) and how Scotland are scroungers and dont know how great they have it and so on and Scottish people respond with telling the English how arrogant they are so it escalates.
In reality though outside of certain poor areas most Scots will only have a problem with the English if they are directly insulted or something, they will drink with English friends or tourists, have relatives and friends, but in England that is less common, I was given abuse at college for simply being Scottish by a 18 year old who never worked a day in his life going on about how HIS taxes went into Scotland and as I was Scottish therefore they went to me despite me living in England, and as the media is English run they are quick to hide any evidence of racism towards Scotland and quick to show anything that can be twisted to claim Scotland are racists.
The short way of saying it is most people are sheep and believe what they are told.