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County Londonderry?

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TiesThatBindMe Tue 17-Oct-17 08:06:05

Seriously? Fuck off.

TiesThatBindMe Tue 17-Oct-17 08:07:49

It's Derry. And I don't care how many of ye tell me I'm being unreasonable. It's Derry. County Londonderry my hole. Pfft. BBC fuckers.

honeyrider Tue 17-Oct-17 17:14:45

I've yet in my 53 years to hear someone here in Ireland refer to Derry as Londonderry. It's Derry.

GreatStar Fri 20-Oct-17 08:26:06

It's definitely Derry.

katiegg Fri 20-Oct-17 08:30:53

Yip, the only people who say Londonderry aren't from there!

I have a very annoying acqaintance who insisted on saying she was from "Derry stroke Londonderry stroke City". It was musky amusing the first time, ten years later it's just irritating.

And anyway, Derry is shorter! smile

treaclesoda Fri 20-Oct-17 08:33:48

I'd never say Londonderry for the city but I might for the county.

JesusTapdancingChrist Fri 20-Oct-17 08:38:06

It's Derry.

ZepellinBend Fri 20-Oct-17 08:45:32

Ohh controversial wink

I say both and have used Londonderry and Derry in the same sentence before without thinking. Like treacle I'd be more inclined to say the county with the L and the city without. All what you've been raised with isn't it?

TheCraicDealer Fri 20-Oct-17 08:50:23

Yeah that’s actually the policy on correspondence in both the last places I’ve worked in- City of Derry, Co. Londonderry. I think it’s a good compromise. I think the only person I’ve heard call the city Londonderry in the last ten years is Gregory Campbell.

treaclesoda Fri 20-Oct-17 08:51:57

I was thinking of Gregory Campbell too. grin

Which is a shame because life is better when Gregory Campbell doesn't enter your thoughts, isn't it?

TyrionLannistersShadow Fri 20-Oct-17 08:55:56

It's Derry, never, ever Londonderry. I haven't heard that name in years and even then it was only British newsreaders who used it. I don't think I've ever heard anyone in real life use it.

katiegg Fri 20-Oct-17 09:51:37

life is better when Gregory Campbell doesn't enter your thoughts, isn't it?

grin

Bubble2bubble Fri 20-Oct-17 16:53:37

Aaagh why did you have to mention Gregory Campbell?
I once worked in a restaurant where he used to come with his family. He has loads of kids, but it never looked a bundle of laughs at the table understatement of the year

Littlegreyauditor Fri 20-Oct-17 21:13:30

Ah yeah, my ex MP. Fleggory Campbell, professional craic vacuum. What a charmer.

I have lived and worked in Derry. The only people using the L word are doing it to make a political point. I once had to send a (not local) locum home as she kept correcting patients and staff when they said “Derry”. “Actually you’ll find it’s LONDONderry”. When the first patient told her to fuck off I had to have her in for a little chat. Precious little madam cost herself a potential 6 month’s work. Who does that? I mean, really confused

isadoradancing123 Fri 20-Oct-17 21:21:43

Def no London in derry

twinjocks Thu 26-Oct-17 17:58:58

I say both and have used Londonderry and Derry in the same sentence before without thinking. Like treacle I'd be more inclined to say the county with the L and the city without. All what you've been raised with isn't it?

Likewise. Although, it says Londonderry on my birth cert and if I want to say that's where I was born, I think it's a bit cheeky of other people to tell me I can't! Like you say, ZepellinBend, controversial!

ohlalalala Sun 04-Feb-18 15:35:53

It's Derry
Never heard of Londonderry... is that in England somewhere!?!🙄

HildaZelda Tue 06-Feb-18 11:42:59

100% Derry.

That Channel 4 series isn't called "Londonderry Girls" now is it?

Trooperslane2 Tue 06-Feb-18 11:45:15

Treaclesoda that made me grin

And I love when people call him Fleggory grin

SchoolMoney Tue 06-Feb-18 13:55:58

'Professional craic vacuum' 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
I am totally stealing that(for when I don't know yet).
And yes, it's Derry.

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