20 June 2011

It is de rigueur among many nationalists to describe Cornwall not as a county but as a duchy. For some ‘county’ is a pariah word for Cornwall, a no-go word, a word to be avoided, its use marking us users out it seems as the benighted.

Anyway, the other day Robin Teverson, a Libdem unitary councillor and member of the House of Lords, referring pleasantly to Cornwall, called it a “county” (Lords Hansard 10 June 2011 column 493).

In two earlier posts I noted the wide use of county:

Describing Cornwall 8 November 2010

The C word 10 June 2009.