It’s called Londonderry

Andrew McCann has started a petition calling on the PM to ensure that Londonderry remains called Londonderry. I have signed this despite the fact that the semantics of the way he has worded it makes it sound like he wants Lisburn renamed Londonderry!

  • Sean

    Mick can you tell me what i got the yellow card for and if it is about shooting someone in the head check the ISP and you will see its not I

    Infact smells alot like a set up to me

  • Prince Eoghan

    I’m pretty sure it wasn’t Mick, nor did I see you mention anything of that nature regarding bullets, so relax. Perhaps it’s the walter-mitty secret agent type who runs to teacher to tell tales is attempting to create a fog of war. That way some of the bullets finding their mark so easily might miss. Just a thought.

    Don’t bite Sean ;¬)

    Give Derry back to the Derrywans now!

  • parcifal

    all quiet on the western front

  • owen? an apology!

    Thanks for that climbdown, Ziznivy

  • Sean

    Prince
    I didnt think mick was the source of the planted post obviously he could ban me with out any evidence except for that he wants to and should try and maintain a reputation for fairness and even ness which is one of the reasons i like this blog except for a certain moderator who edits for content

    I appreciate that they do try and keep this fair and even except for posts that are obviously less than acceptable

    who I was alluding to the planted post was the person who planted it and then likely reported it. that way he can have his laugh at everybody and cling to the delusion that he is clever

    I have exposed him here and other places many many others have done the same, so now i wonder if he is has decided to try and have others do what he is incapable of himself

    you know who you are you sad little wannabe

  • IQHQ

    It’s interesting that Michael Shilliday hasn’t contributed to this, his own blog, in two whole days. I asked him a very simple question (as did others) and as yet I still await a reply. Earth to Shilliday ? ? ?

  • Prince Eoghan

    Perhaps he and Andy McCann were the reason the BNP done so well in Newcastle, perhaps they are stuck in the floods and decided to room together. To plot a future peaceful UI, and a Britain where sharia law has a remit over Bradford.

    >>cling to the delusion that he is clever<

  • Harry Flashman

    *What’s OK sauce taste like? I have heard a lot about it but not ever tried it.*

    Have you really? That’s amazing, you must move in fascinating circles. I can honestly say in my entire forty years on this planet I have never once, not a single time, heard mention of OK Sauce.

    Occasionally someone will speak of Yorkshire Relish, and Worcester Sauce gets the odd mention too, but OK Sauce? Nary a whisper.

    BTW the Derry talent has declined drastically since my youth, when I was a lad there were beauties galore, Derry girls won the Miss Ireland title two years running but judging by my last visit I fear they all must have emigrated.

    I have never seen so many middens, it was like Belfast!

  • The World’s Gone Mad

    ‘Was there an actual post mentioning bullets though?’

    Yes – I remember it. It was posted by someone calling themselves ‘Sean’, directed at Cruimh and went something along the line of ‘Put a bullet in your head and save the rest of us the bother’ or words to that affect – it was posted after midnight about a week ago on one of the 12th of July threads. I can’t remember which one, and I had a look on some of those threads and can’t see it now so maybe its been removed by the moderators but definitely it was posted.

    Again, another reason to include IP addresses if possible in the postings..

  • Sean

    LOL prince did you see the post where waco dave invited me back to comment on his blog lol

  • Prince Eoghan

    The World’s Gone Mad

    I second that!

    No Sean show me the link I could do with some light relief. Waco’s hound-dog has finally decided to try and bite me on the bum on other threads. Seems I finally rattled his cage hard enough.

  • Prince Eoghan

    Shit i forgot.

    Gonny gie Derry back to the Derrywans right now!

  • Cruimh

    “Yes – I remember it. It was posted by someone calling themselves ‘Sean’, directed at Cruimh and went something along the line of ‘Put a bullet in your head and save the rest of us the bother’ or words to that affect – it was posted after midnight about a week ago on one of the 12th of July threads.”

    Thanks TWGM.

  • bertie

    The World’s gone mad

    Yes I saw it as well and when I checked later it had been removed

  • The World’s Gone Mad

    Cruimh – no worries. Regardless of who posted it, it was bang out of order.

  • Rory

    Harry Flashman:

    “NeverI can honestly say in my entire forty years on this planet I have never once, not a single time, heard mention of OK Sauce.”

    Seems like you might suffer from the same haut cuisine prissiness as Peter Mandelson who, on spotting mushy peas in a constituency chippie during a fleeting photo-op visit asked if he might try “a portion of the guacomole?”.

    And cheer up Harry there are still lots of pretty girls in Derry. It seems that on learning of your recent presence in the City they merely fled elsewhere. Probably to Downpatrick to seek out handsome men.

  • Cruimh
  • parcifal

    prince, banned instantly.. lol its another badge of honour…I like going there to wag my tail.. its more fun to give him a big hug, its an opposite effect.. can you work it out?

    as to this thread… nah AmCann ain’t ma target, its the the King I want, and a certain lil naughty Balrog.

  • Cruimh

    “Yes I saw it as well and when I checked later it had been removed”

    Thanks bertie – for a nationalist you are a sport!

  • Prince Eoghan

    Rory

    And here was me thinking it was just Harry’s views that were ugly ;¬) By all accounts (his own books) he is really a handsome chap with a bulbous tache, and a deft hand at squiring the lady’s. Perhaps there is no Lady’s in Derry or they all knew I was visiting Downpatrick at the time.

  • The World’s Gone Mad

    Poor old Bertie – that’s twice in one day he’s been called a nationalist.

    As for Derry girls – strange but alluring accents, first names that are phonetically-impossible to pronounce for yer average Unionist, great skin (because of the lack of sunshine), able to drink the blokes under the table, and damn fine lasses the lot of ’em. Harold old chap – you need to get yourself back there pronto from Indo-China or wherever the hell you are.

  • bertie

    Cruimh

    Still confused about when I became a nationalist. Did I sign something without reading it properly? 😉

  • Sean

    Why are you thanking them Crumb, you know damn well it wasn’t I who said it. But I see you went and told teacher and pointed the finger at me like a good little skiver

  • Prince Eoghan

    I think you have been promoted Bertie. Well done!

  • parcifal

    sean you were cruelly done up like a kipper, its a tribute to your insightful comments, that you disturb the hypocrits.. I’m proud of ya.
    Mick will check IP’s in future I’m sure.

    Prince.. you were once good at a comeback?

  • The World’s Gone Mad

    ‘its a tribute to your insightful comments’

    Insightful comments? So trolling around Slugger calling people ‘dumb fuck’, ‘dumbass’, demanding they get back on their leash and making sectarian jibes passes for insightful comment these days? Jesus Christ – get your tongue out of his arse before it gets permanently stuck.

  • Sean

    Sometimes the only thing that really fits is “dumb fuck”. I mean I could expend 2 hundred words but why bother when the right phrase is so brief and pithy

  • parcifal

    TWGM
    we could all do with more training, but I wouldn’t miss the Dwarf in LOTR for anything.
    It takes all sorts, viva la difference
    personally I like arrows, but then I am an elf.

  • bertie

    TWGM

    I just hope to God there is some way back 😉

  • parcifal

    there isn’t bertie, just try to keep up

  • Conor Gillespie

    I prefer to call it derry but personly, if i could change the name of 1 town or city in all of NI, londonderry wouldn’t be it. It would be a toss-up between Newtownards and Randalstown… those are terrible names

  • The World’s Gone Mad

    Bertie – as this is a Derry thread its only appropriate to tell you that things can only get better.

  • bertie

    TWGM

    Londonderry 😉

  • Liam

    Seems like a sad waste of time. They should let the residents decide what they want their own city to be called. It’s de facto Derry anyway in everyday conversation.

  • sammaguire

    As a nationalist from Dublin I must say I don’t particularly care what unionists call Derry (how about Parisderry or even Belgradederry?). It doesn’t matter what British law says is the name of the city. Nationalists call it Derry/Doire, unionists call it Londonderry (when writing). That’s fine by me. Interesting that trivial things like this get so many posts.

  • Harry Flashman

    **Harold old chap – you need to get yourself back there pronto from Indo-China or wherever the hell you are.**

    You know you could be on to something there, it could be that living among so many caramel coloured, satin skinned, doe eyed, gamine faced, sable haired beauties with smiles that could light up the Brandywell my problem was merely that I didn’t think Derry girls were so hot looking anymore. Man you’re spoilt for hot totty out here, pity about the missus and her rather conservative ideas on marital fidelity, ah well, *sigh*, a man can dream.

    **Seems like you might suffer from the same haut cuisine prissiness as Peter Mandelson who, on spotting mushy peas in a constituency chippie during a fleeting photo-op visit asked if he might try “a portion of the guacomole?”.**

    No it’s not that, I’ve seen the stuff, on shelves in supermarkets, I’ve just never heard of anyone discussing it, until now of course.

  • I wonder…

    “the Chinese at the to of Tates Avenue.”

    I think you’ll find that there is an off licence at the top of Tates Avenue.

  • I wonder…

    On-topic:

    I seem to recall Andrew was so vexed at the banning of smoking in public places across the UK that he declared that he’d use ATW to urge that people smoke as and when they wished.

    I don’t see ATW as having urged people to break the law. I wonder why that should be?

    Aside: May I ask why my regular IP is banned from this site? Please email me.

  • Lann = Celtic for Hall
    Dain = Celtic Godess
    Derry = Oak Tree
    What is the problem? Just use Gaelic and Roman Scripts side by side.

    http://www.irish-guards.co.uk/origin-irish-guards.htm

  • JD

    It’s called Londonderry and not called Londonderry

  • Janice

    Congratulations to the bird in Nuts for getting the name correct.