[Ads-l] Haligonian

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Wed May 11 17:46:42 UTC 2022

Bill Mullins wrote:
> 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?

Liverpudlian - a native of Liverpool, England.

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