Re: True false friends 2
Posted: 2020-01-30, 18:20
Ciarán12 wrote:We don't, to my knowledge, have separate terms for the various bundles of countires that entered the EU together
I've seen "founding members" for Benelux, Germany, Italy, and France and "A8" or "EU8" for the former Eastern Bloc countries that joined in 2004.
Ciarán12 wrote:Do the differences between Gaelic and Anglo-Saxon culture seem small to you?
I'm not sure what exactly is included in "Gaelic culture". IME, it's often used to refer specifically to those elements of modern Irish culture which aren't considered "Anglo-Saxon" (e.g. Gaelic football, Celtic Christianity, traditional Irish music). But, yes, the differences in culture between Ireland in the UK seem minor indeed when compared to pretty much any other country in Europe, let alone the rest of the world.