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Thread #53405   Message #826259
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
14-Nov-02 - 05:08 PM
Thread Name: BS: British Rule.The vote
Subject: RE: BS: British Rule.The vote
When a name gets used with a political intent, you have to take that into account.

"Northern Ireland" is the official name, and it's a neutral, unprovocative way of talking. When "Ulster" is the term used in this context, the effect tends to be provocative and sectarian. It is also insulting to people in the rest of Ulster, since it seems to imply that they don't even exist. If they aren't in Ulster, in which province are Monaghan, Cavan and Donegal? Who should they back when the All Ireland is being played, if not the Ulster champions?