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saffron

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What is a Lundy?
« on: September 11, 2007, 04:45:52 PM »
Reading Roy Garland's piece in the Irish Times and he uses the term Lundy - I've heard this many times before and  know that its an implied insult to Unionists but what does it refer to?


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Re: What is a Lundy?
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2007, 04:48:37 PM »
Yep - a traitor - based on Robert Lundy

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Lundy

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Re: What is a Lundy?
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2007, 04:50:02 PM »
Did Lundy not pull some stunt at the Siege of Derry which nearly led to the overthrow of the "maiden" city. Hence the use of the word as a traitor.
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Re: What is a Lundy?
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2007, 04:51:00 PM »
Reading Roy Garland's piece in the Irish Times and he uses the term Lundy - I've heard this many times before and  know that its an implied insult to Unionists but what does it refer to?

"A 'Lundy' has also become a byword for traitor for unionists and loyalists."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Lundy
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Re: What is a Lundy?
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2007, 04:51:45 PM »
Cheers for that!

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Re: What is a Lundy?
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2007, 12:16:58 AM »
Rodney Dangerfield did a "triple lundy"  does that help?   ;D

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