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Thread #63902   Message #1043163
Posted By: Wolfgang
28-Oct-03 - 10:19 AM
Thread Name: 'Patrick Spens' and 'Hughie Graeme'
Subject: RE: 'Patrick Spens' and 'Hughie Graeme'
what is politically distracting about the refrain londonderry

The word itself, Alex. On the one side of the great political divide in Northern Ireland, the name Derry is preferred, on the other side the name Londonderry.