As news of Sarah Palin's inadequacy at geographical facts makes headlines almost daily, it is no wonder that her comments regarding the various British Isles have also come under fire.
Last week, while speaking to a group of British expatriates who've set up small shops in Boston and surrounding areas selling everything from British biscuits to breakfast tea, Ms. Palin mentioned to her audience that the Isle of Man (Mann) was England's most cherished island.
"You could have heard a pin drop," said Mary Titchmanor. "No one in the room said a word as Ms. Palin went on and on about the Isle of Man this and the Isle of Man that, the famous people, the festivals, blah de blah de blah, with nary a word about our beloved Wight other than to reduce its stature as we listened. The only thing she did get right is that Mann is a land of faeries. We all agree on that."
After her speech, Ms. Palin was taken aside and told that she had mixed up the Isle of Wight with the Isle of Man but it was too late, the guests had departed and were madly tweeting away. Ms. Palin simply helped herself to a cup of tea and a raisin scone and sat there pondering where she'd be going next.