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Old 26-07-2012, 19:27
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I hate all this Team GB stuff , you don't see any other nation doing this . Stop trying to be different and just call it Britain or Great Britain.
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Old 26-07-2012, 19:30
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I like Team GB, it's corny and slightly naff, but somehow it feels right...
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Old 26-07-2012, 19:32
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I hate all this Team GB stuff , you don't see any other nation doing this . Stop trying to be different and just call it Britain or Great Britain.
Team USA, Team Canada I'm sure there are others
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Old 26-07-2012, 19:36
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Team USA, Team Canada I'm sure there are others
The South African's women's support staff had Team South Africa on the back of their kit.
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Old 26-07-2012, 19:39
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Team GB is everyone representing the country, Great Britain is the football team/hockey team etc
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Old 26-07-2012, 19:39
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Team Easily Annoyed fordawin

Our team mascot is a hedgehog with serrated sandpaper dangling from it's little rectum.
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Old 26-07-2012, 19:48
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I call it Team the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Would it kill people to use the correct name? It's only a few more syllables.
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Old 26-07-2012, 19:49
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Not as catchy though
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Old 26-07-2012, 19:52
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Actually, I was thinking about Mark Cavendish, and the Isle of Man is not actually part of the UK. So it should be Team the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Crown Dependencies.
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Old 26-07-2012, 19:54
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Great Britain. I also cringe hearing team gee bee. So naff sounding.
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Old 26-07-2012, 19:55
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Great Britain.
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Old 26-07-2012, 19:58
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Did the announcer at the football really say "please stand for the national anthem of Team Great Britain"?

At least there was only one verse today. They got the message.
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Old 26-07-2012, 20:23
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Team GB is so cheesy = awful
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Old 26-07-2012, 20:34
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Team GB is so cheesy = awful
It didn't bother me before as I didn't notice it. But since my mother pointed out how annoying it is, I now find it annoying. It also feels quite patronizing if I'm honest!
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Old 26-07-2012, 20:35
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I don't mind the term Team GB for the whole Olympic Team but I think it sounds ridiculous when they are talking about individuals or team games. The football commentators are doingmy head in saying Team GB every minute. "It's not Team GB's problem" "Team GB defensively" and "Team GB lost possession" have all been said in the last minute Grrr!!!!!! What's wrong with saying Britain and Britsh - we seem to have managed with those words for hundreds of years.
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Old 26-07-2012, 20:53
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I don't mind the term Team GB for the whole Olympic Team but I think it sounds ridiculous when they are talking about individuals or team games. The football commentators are doingmy head in saying Team GB every minute. "It's not Team GB's problem" "Team GB defensively" and "Team GB lost possession" have all been said in the last minute Grrr!!!!!! What's wrong with saying Britain and Britsh - we seem to have managed with those words for hundreds of years.
Agreed I think I would be rather annoyed if they start referring to people like Hoy, Ennis and Greene from Team GB. No they are representing Great Britain (and Northern Ireland and some other bit too).
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Old 27-07-2012, 00:33
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Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

'Team GB' sounds so tabloidy.

ETA:

Actually, I was thinking about Mark Cavendish, and the Isle of Man is not actually part of the UK. So it should be Team the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Crown Dependencies.
Yes, you are right.
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Old 27-07-2012, 00:34
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Team GB will do for me.
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Old 27-07-2012, 02:01
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Team GB is cringeworthy!
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Old 27-07-2012, 04:03
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Great Britian or just GB, Team GB is too americanised and sounds comical.
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Old 27-07-2012, 09:01
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It is awful, no doubt it came from the same pillocks in marketing that thought that logo was a good idea too.
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Old 27-07-2012, 09:17
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I call it Team the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Would it kill people to use the correct name? It's only a few more syllables.
The BOA are the Association though: Cav and other dependencies' and territories' atheletes are in Team GB. I have no problem with either this nor with saying Paralympics GB as the Team names ...
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Old 27-07-2012, 10:06
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The football commentators are doingmy head in saying Team GB every minute. "It's not Team GB's problem" "Team GB defensively" and "Team GB lost possession" have all been said in the last minute Grrr!!!!!! What's wrong with saying Britain and Britsh - we seem to have managed with those words for hundreds of years.
I had to switch over after Jonathan Pearce's continual usage of 'Team GB'.

As someone from Northern Ireland, I loath the name. It's as good as saying 'to hell with Northern Ireland'.
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Old 27-07-2012, 10:12
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Team GB is so naff.
We are Great Britain so be proud of our heritage.
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Old 27-07-2012, 10:31
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I hate all this Team GB stuff , you don't see any other nation doing this . Stop trying to be different and just call it Britain or Great Britain.
I think other nations actually started using this first (in particular team USA) and we might have copied them. I've always thought it sounds like a bit of a cheesy Americanism and for that reason don't really like it.

In its defence though, if someone says Team GB you know exactly what they mean. i.e. the British Olympic team.

Great Britain could just refer to the nation in any context so is less specific.
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