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Thursday, June 15, 2006

Is Google.co.uk Scottish?

Is the UK version of Google based in North Britain?

Search Google for "Scottish Flag" and you get this.
Search Google for "English Flag" and you get this.

That's not all though.

Search for "Scottish Parliament" and you get this.
Search for "English Parliament" and you get this.

Now I accept that we don't yet have an English Parliament but there are literally hundreds, if not thousands, of websites and blogs talking about an English Parliament but all Google shows you is the CEP and two Wikipedia articles, one of which is for the British Parliament. The page then goes on to display results for "British Parliament".

Blogger (owned by Google) doesn't allow you to choose England as your location when you set up a profile and last year they managed to display custom logos for every patron saint day in the Uk except St Georges Day.