The Census

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The Census

Post by blythburgh » Wed Mar 24 2021 9:09am

Some interesting questions on there none of them my business of course unless it is our form we are filling in.

But I will ask one question: what did you put down about which "country" you felt you belonged to. Some pro remain social media sites were pushing for people to say European. People posted in the one I belong to they had put European and one or two British/European.

And before you ask I am half Cornish so could only say British not English.

And, yes, I did give the "European option" some thought. But decided against it so my form had British as how I saw myself
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Re: The Census

Post by expressman33 » Wed Mar 24 2021 3:04pm

English
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Re: The Census

Post by Chadwick » Wed Mar 24 2021 4:38pm

blythburgh wrote:
Wed Mar 24 2021 9:09am
And before you ask I am half Cornish so could only say British not English.
Cornwall is in England.
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Re: The Census

Post by oldboy » Wed Mar 24 2021 7:38pm

I was born of Brigantes parents in the land of the cornovii, but that gets a little confusing so I tend to put English
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Re: The Census

Post by blythburgh » Thu Mar 25 2021 8:58am

Chadwick wrote:
Wed Mar 24 2021 4:38pm
blythburgh wrote:
Wed Mar 24 2021 9:09am
And before you ask I am half Cornish so could only say British not English.
Cornwall is in England.
A true child of Cornwall knows their blood line is not English but British.
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Re: The Census

Post by blythburgh » Thu Mar 25 2021 9:00am

'im indoors surprised me, he is proud to be an East Anglian but instead of choosing English he chose British. I know because he got me to fill in the form and I asked when it was not obvious like what sex are you
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Re: The Census

Post by Sarah » Thu Mar 25 2021 9:39am

The form didn't force you to choose one option over all others; it was possible to select as many options as you like, including adding any of your own that weren't already listed as suggestions.
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Re: The Census

Post by expressman33 » Thu Mar 25 2021 8:37pm

I'll ask John Denver to Fill up my Census .

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Re: The Census

Post by blythburgh » Fri Mar 26 2021 8:42am

Sarah wrote:
Thu Mar 25 2021 9:39am
The form didn't force you to choose one option over all others; it was possible to select as many options as you like, including adding any of your own that weren't already listed as suggestions.
Yes that is why I could have added European or British/European but I chose how I always think of myself: British. Yes, I am a Hampshire Hog and always will be, yes, I am an adoptive East Anglian and yes, I am a European. But if asked my instinctive answer is British. And if asked by someone from abroad my automatic answer is Great Britain, not UK or England
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Re: The Census

Post by Chadwick » Fri Mar 26 2021 7:22pm

blythburgh wrote:
Fri Mar 26 2021 8:42am
And if asked by someone from abroad my automatic answer is Great Britain, not UK or England
Most English people don't know the difference anyway. Generally, only those who live outside England but in the UK/GB tend to recognise the difference.
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