4 September, 2003: Such of the proprietor's prejudices

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You'd expect the Torygraph to be good on the Patriotic Pedantry front. Not so. Consider, for instance, its suggestion for a citizenship test (presented as an image in order, presumably, to deter blind people from establishing their ability to become citizens of Telegraphistan) which included the question,

Q. Name the four countries in the United Kingdom.

with answer,

A. England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland.

-- Bzzt! Sorry, you lose. Wales is a principality; Northern Ireland is a province.

If the Torygraph are going to play the `accuracy' game, they should try a little harder.

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