Being a Derry Girls Fan as an American
By - joshstoller
Why isn't New York state called New Yorkshire?
**[York Shire (Province of New York)](https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/York_Shire_\(Province_of_New_York\))**
>The Shire of York (Yorkshire), was the first large governmental unit organized in the English Province of New York soon after English control of the area was established in 1664.
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Reminds me of a bookshop I saw in York called The Little Apple
There’s a city in Kansas called Manhattan and their nickname is The Little Apple
Fun fact, depending on your persuasion: [New Hampshire towns of Derry and Londonderry were once united](https://www.irishcentral.com/roots/history/new-hampshire-towns-of-derry-and-londonderry-were-once-united-photos).
> Londonderry, New Hampshire was first settled in 1718 by Scots-Irish emigrants who fled the northern Irish county of Derry/Londonderry, the dual name of which is a product of Northern Ireland’s sectarian disputes.
> There was considerable agitation both for and against the split. Finally, after much political rancor and ill will, the division was approved by the state government and signed into law on July 2, 1827. A new town was born which took the name of Derry - the original name of Londonderry in Northern Ireland which means a hill covered with oak trees.”
Ha I saw the post and literally came here to say about them having both a Derry and Londonderry, but I never knew that background
lol, coincidentally, I just did that drive over the holiday weekend & made jokes about being in Ireland.
Okay but me needing to google the mileage difference between Derry-Ballybofey and Derry-Buncrana and having zero idea how to spell either.
lol I'm so glad to hear I'm not the only one.
All the way? You'd be knackered!
It's a bit harder on my side of the world. The closest Londonderry to me is only a few hours up the highway in Sydney but the closest place currently called Belfast is 2000kms across the South Pacific Ocean in New Zealand
This thing's in Belfast???