Language Matters

Kathleen Stein Smith, Ph.D

British government refuses to change Londonderry name to Derry

“The British government has refused to change the name of Londonderry City to just Derry despite a 75 percent Catholic population who prefer the old Gaelic name of Derry, which means ‘oak.’

Thousands of people had signed opposing petitions over renaming the city to Derry.”

Read more @ http://www.irishcentral.com/news/politics/British-government-refuses-to-change-Londonderry-name-to-Derry.html?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Best%20of%20IC%20-%20Nov%209&utm_term=The%20Best%20of%20IrishCentral

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