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Bleck Cra
2010-11-04 23:00:46
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barryd – I agree. What a place is called is what it is called by the people who live there. Nothing else.
In South West Scotland where I grew up, there was much on the map that was right but there was a lot we all knew that the map didn’t. Who was right? We were. Who was wrong? Absolutely everyone else.
I have lived in the North of Ireland for 16 years and not a day goes by that I hear a place, a spot, a corner get its local title. Find it on a map – not a mission. But it is there.
Don’t burn the map yet, but if you want to know, ask the boy in the labourer’s cottage or the lad with the yellow dog or the oul boy sitting on the wall. Not only will he tell you what it is called but he will pronounce it …. correctly.
The lummox Englishman lumbering around these provinces has chosen to retitle places according to his lazy pronunciation, so that last week when friends came North to meet me at what the he has called “Happy Valley”, no one local could direct them to it - because they called it something else.
Standardization? Absolutely not. Did the same tribe populated Ireland? No. Was the same language spoken coast to coast? No. Was the culture homogenous? No. Was experience the same in Dublin as it was in Donegal? Nope.
Here we have Meelmore and Meelbeg. Only a few Meels around Ireland, so when I know that many of the Scottish Munros and Corbetts are Meals I can also make a fair assumption the residents at their foot may well be kin to a Scottish tribe. And that folks is information – the most valuable commodity on the planet.
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