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FALSE: Place names are a neutral fact, and using one source without interrogating what it names what and where it draws borders will never cause an incident.



Derry vs Londonderry being one. Its interesting how different publications have different style guide rules to handle it as best as possible. I can't remember which it was, but one had that it would always be called Londonderry first, the Derry for the rest of the article/piece.


I just noticed that BBC Weather plays safe and goes for "Derry-Londonderry" - I would imagine even that would anger people due to the ordering!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2643736





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