Originally Posted by BucEyedPea
Well, gee, England's a tiny country too with an old but large former empire.
Yeah, except I think most people are familiar with the fact that English is very widely spoken around the world. I doubt many Americans would guess that the ratio of English speakers to Portugese speakers, worldwide is only 2:1.
Nor are many Americans familiar with the Portugese empire and Portugese colonialism in general, I imagine.