You heard me. I came to live in England some years ago, and as far as I'm concerned, I have discovered it and all the people living in it. All that's left for me to do now is to stick my flag somewhere in the ground and rename it with something like, Anneland.
Surely, you don't think I'm mad. After all, European 'explorers' (or posh pirates - whatever you want to call them) went to different lands all over the earth and 'discovered' them. Sure, they were people already living there. I'll agree that they had their own culture and sustained living for hundreds of years prior to the 'discovery.' Okay, I suppose I also have to accept that many of them, like the talented South Americans had established empires and impressive building and engineering experience.
How does that matter? If people in the past could've legally 'discovered' these countries, be paid for it and given titles for the discovery, then, so should I!
So, I'm officially going to discover England. I'll fashion a flag, stick it in the ground, and apply to be named as the person who found it. I suppose I won't bother with trying to make the people work for me and give me their gold. Times are hard and I heard many of them have already sold their spare gold online. The hardest thing now is coming up with a suitable name. The natives tend to call it 'England' but that name is so yesterday. I'm thinking something fresh and exciting. Something more... me!
What do you reckon, Anneland or Annieland? Which sounds better? Or maybe we could do a Columbus and go with something like Annebia (like Columbia).
Don't tell me this is not a good idea. Thousands of people, including kings and queens thought it was great! Don't diss us.