Talk:English Channel

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"Moat that God built"[edit]

re: the "Moat that God built" comment -- this appears to be completely spurious. Google cannot find this text anywhere but in the earlier Wikipedia article. The only allusion I can find to a moat in Shakespeare is John of Gaunt's speech from Richard II:

This royal throne of kings, this scepter'd isle,
This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars,
This other eden, demi-paradise,
This fortress built by nature for herself
Against infection and the hand of war,
This happy breed of men, this little world,
This precious stone set in the silver sea,
Which serves it in the office of a wall
Or as a moat defensive to a house,
Against the envy of less happier lands,
This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England...

But it is 'nature' not God that is described as creating the moat. I have removed the comment from the article. If anyone want to reinstate it, can they please provide a cite to show where Shakespeare uses the phrase?

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Question from Norah: Um. What is the Channel really known for? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:CA:8400:D40:8060:5687:C38A:23FB (talk) 00:23, 1 December 2020 (UTC)

English name / French name[edit]

One would think that the French name of a part of the sea between England and France should be mentioned in the first paragraph of its article, especially when the English name is "The English Channel"... 123popos123 (talk) 21:06, 28 June 2021 (UTC)

In the French article the English name is there, and in the English article about the straight of Dover the French name is there... I'm putting it in. 123popos123 (talk) 21:11, 28 June 2021 (UTC)