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Thread #164815   Message #3948914
Posted By: vectis
08-Sep-18 - 03:49 AM
Thread Name: The 'Gypsy' Controversy
Subject: RE: The 'Gypsy' Controversy
As I understand it:

Gypsies were the Romany gypsies who wandered round Europe doing seasonal work on farms.

Travellers are the offspring of the poor buggers thrown off their land by James plantationists in Northern Ireland.