If countries were named after the words you first hear when you go there, England would have to be called “Damn It”.

― Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, The Waste Books

Truly, it was a more genteel time back then. Nowadays, thanks to the ambassadorial efforts of English football fans in particular, residents of that noble island are known by a different term, at least among the French. From Geoffrey Hughes’s An Encyclopedia of Swearing: