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Oct 3rd, 2009 at 21:56 GMT
Can't believe this hasn't been done before!
Oct 3rd, 2009 at 23:02 GMT
It has been done before!
Oct 3rd, 2009 at 23:05 GMT
Why are you mixing traditional counties with current ceremonial counties like Cumbria and Merseyside, and short-lived defunct entities like Avon, Cleveland, and Humberside?
Oct 9th, 2009 at 23:28 GMT
Exactly. The list is wrong. If it's Historic Counties then there should be 39. If it's Ceremonial Counties then you're missing a number including Bristol, City of London, Greater London and Tyne and Wear. Furthermore, Cumberland and Westmorland can't be on the same quiz as Cumbria as they covered the same area! It's one of the reasons why it's useful to have a listed source.
Oct 15th, 2009 at 13:07 GMT
This list is very confusing, some defunct counties (Cleveland, Huntingdonshire) are there but others (Tyne & Wear, Greater Manchester) aren't. Very inconsistent.
Oct 25th, 2009 at 10:06 GMT
Yorkshire is NOT a county!! There is West Yorkshire, East Riding of Yorkshire, South Yorshire and North Yorshire!
Dec 30th, 2009 at 11:51 GMT
Isn't west sussex a county as well?
May 21st, 2010 at 14:44 GMT
this is such a rubbish quiz. completely wrong! if this was correct, then london wouldn't exist. besides, some of thse dont exista dn there are loads that do exist now that you havent included.
Oct 29th, 2010 at 10:21 GMT
Isn't Greater London considered a county?
Nov 29th, 2010 at 21:17 GMT
And East Sussex?
Mar 15th, 2011 at 07:20 GMT
Check the published Sporcle quizzes on this subject: as I remember, there's one for ceremonial counties, one for historical counties (before 1965), and one for modern counties. There are similar quizzes for Scotland, Ireland and Wales.
Sep 14th, 2011 at 00:00 GMT
where's tyne and wear and greater london? and why are the four counties that make up yorkshire classed as one? poor effort mate
Apr 20th, 2012 at 09:34 GMT
Gave up after BRISTOL was missing from the list (ALWAYS been a county since 1373) and AVON was included even though it ceased to be a county in 1996... nice try
Jul 17th, 2012 at 03:52 GMT
The worst parts of this list are Cleveland, Cumberland (now called Cumbria), Humberside (defunct many years ago, before Sporcle came to exist), Huntingdonshire (as Dr. Nick said, what the h*ll is that?) and Westmorland (most associable with a character in a Shakespeare history play). Remove those and what remains is at least passable, if not the whole or a precise truth.
Nov 20th, 2012 at 15:54 GMT
Where is my county?
Feb 10th, 2013 at 19:46 GMT
I also gave up when it became apparent that your list was inaccurate - Yorkshire, Cleveland, Cumberland all as mentioned above ridiculous waste of time
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