Tue 8th January 2008, 9:40am
QUOTE(Bruce Reynolds @ Tue 8th January 2008, 12:28am)
QUOTE(everyking @ Mon 7th January 2008, 4:47am)
You don't know what you're talking about. The article is correct.
This comment seems to be the slogan for many editors at Wikipedia.
The sentence in the OP article is an example of what a friend of mine used to call "true, but not useful". Most people use "Briton" to refer to them scurvy Limeys over there now, not to Picts or Angled Saxophones
A good example of lack of International awareness within Wikipedia. Briton has an implication in Britain of meaning an "Ancient Briton" which is probably the phrase I would have used in my school days, when people used to be educated.
These days, people seem to have an urge to invent new words to cover concepts where they feel that the public aren't excluded enough from knowing what they are talking about. It's a bit like re-inventing the Latin Mass for the new religions.