Re: CHAT National toponyms
|From:||Keith Gaughan <kmgaughan@...>|
|Date:||Monday, September 20, 2004, 11:08|
Ray Brown wrote:
>>>> Ireland [sic],
>> Why the [sic]?
> Because in the context it might have been read by those on 'tother side of
> the Pond & elsewhere who are ignorant of rugby that I had made an error
> and meant Northern Ireland. I wished to make it clear that I made Ireland.
>> The IRFU is All-Ireland, and the teams represents the
>> whole island.
> I should have made that clear also - mea culpa.
No problem. The only bad thing about it is that cringworthy rubgy
>> If it's the use of 'nation', if you can have nations
>> without a country, surely you can have a nation split between two
> I am not sure that I would describe the six counties as a country - but I
> do not want to get into minefield of Northern Irish politics.
Nor I, so we'll go no further with that. :-)
>> For which informal use, a certain loon attacked me for being in the
>> pay of the English
> ..and many of us English avoid this use - IMO it is best avoided except,
> of course, when talking about the actual historical provinces of Ulster,
> Munster, Leinster & Connaught.
That it is. The use of Ulster = NI is political dynamite, and we'll say
Keith Gaughan -- talideon.com
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