Friday, September 12, 2008
Not too long ago I did a post about names of cities and what the citizens of those cities were called. For example, people from Manchester are called Mancunians; people from Liverpool are called Liverpudlians; people from Brimingham are called Brummies; people from Newcastle are called Geordies, etc.
I was challenged in a comment of that post by my friend Catherine to see if I could find out where Leodensians and Cantabrians are from. At first I thought she meant Cantabrigians, one that I actually had heard before. But no, she had it right.
I am pretty sure I have the answers (finally!), but only after I was perusing the names of Rugby teams and their nicknames (I know Catherine is an avid rugby fan.) I'm sure this was just lucky, because of course she was only talking about the cities, since that was the subject of the original post.
It won't be fair to let you guess if you are British, so I will just go ahead and tell what I think the two cities are. Incidentally, just going by the Rugby logos, one of these would have been from New Zealand. But I'm sure she was talking only about the UK.
And so, I guess:
1. Leodensians are people from Leeds, and
2. Cantabrians are people from Canterbury.
Am I right, Catherine?
Oh, and Cantabrigians are from .... ?
And I just LOVE that Catherine is a Taffy, born and bred.
Ok, I won't make you look that one up either. Catherine was born on the banks of the River Taff in Cardiff.
In America, btw, we PULL taffy. Do you?