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Thread #164815 Message #3948333
Posted By: BobKnight
05-Sep-18 - 03:56 PM
Thread Name: The 'Gypsy' Controversy
Subject: RE: The 'Gypsy' Controversary
As one who comes from a Scottish traveller background, I can tell you now, there is a difference between travellers and gypsies. They are NOT the same. I am NOT a gypsy, there are very few gypsies in Scotland, and although to members of the settled community we may seem "all the same," we are not.
If I was a gypsy, I'd proudly declare myself as one, but I'm not. I'm proud of my heritage as a Scottish traveller.