With the Olympics shining a spotlight on London, there is no better time to address the confusion and errors often made in identifying the country known as the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Often Americans will make the mistake of using the terms England, Britain and The United Kingdom interchangeably. Unraveling these names can be a messy ordeal. I touched on the back story from a vexillological perspective here. Anyway, check out this video. I think it does a clever job of explaining this British situation.