[Ads-l] Haligonian

Bill Mullins amcombill at HOTMAIL.COM
Wed May 11 17:18:01 UTC 2022

An article about Mattea Roach, a recent Jeopardy champion, referred to her as a "Haligonian" -- that is, one from Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Why "Haligonian" instead of "Halifaxian"?  Why "Glaswegian" instead of "Glasgowian"?  Are there other names like this, where the denonym is more distantly related to its place name than normal?

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