A 'Six Counties' bloggee has commented that there is no such place as Norn Ireland. It is, he submits 'Norn Iron' . 'Dead on' as they say in these parts. I remember as a school boy in Armagh being approached by an aggressive urchin (I went to a poshish school for non urchins) He said to advancing with fists raised 'Fia Fia wee fella'. A direct translation, according to a distinguished Ulster wordsmith is 'Would you like a fight young fellow' I declined but got it none the less. Norn Iron used to be famous for the quality of its graffitti arising from the Great Divide. My favourite remains a graffitto* scribbled on a wall in Ballymena-traditionally more 'loyalist' than otherwise:
No Pope Here .
Some one of another persausion had written underneath 'Lucky Old Pope' Fair comment in the circumstances of the time.
* Don't be so pedantic. Blog ed.