Reading THIS letter to the editor of the Daily Telegraph today, prompted me to consider how I use British and English interchangeably. Here’s the content of the letter,
“SIR – In my local supermarket recently I noticed that the raspberries were grown in Fife and were labelled “Scottish raspberries”, while the blackberries were grown in Kent and were labelled “British blackberries”.
Why is Kent considered to be British rather than English? I am fed up with being called British, as I consider myself to be English. Can you imagine a rugby game at Murrayfield with Union Flags waved by Scottish supporters?”
A useful caution about using British, when it might be more appropriate to use English.