It is mentioned in the Lyrics "Happy Jack wasn't old, but he was a man He lived in the sand at the Isle of Man."

Isn't it supposed to be in the Isle of Man as it is a Crown dependency and should be treated nearly the same way as a country, like the phrases, I live in Egypt or I live in Australia?

  • Had you already noticed and discounted the many hits for at the Isle of Man” that there are? – tchrist Aug 11 '18 at 1:49
  • Do you mean the TT race? – Daniel James Aug 11 '18 at 2:02
  • Those are false positives. I don't understand why you mentioned it being a Crown dependency. Stopping in/on/at an isle/island doesn’t look at politics. – tchrist Aug 11 '18 at 2:08
  • So correct English wise, it is supposed to be "in the Isle of Man", am I correct? Thanks. – Daniel James Aug 11 '18 at 2:12
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    It is living "on" an island, but I'm using the word "in" here like when you say for example "I live in Cuba" and Cuba is an Island country so that's why. – Daniel James Aug 11 '18 at 2:28

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