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From: Edward Andrews <>
Subject: Re: Nut Joke
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 1998 01:40:30 +0000
Bonnie M Fountain wrote:
> NUTT's Corner Airport?? Are you serious? Corner of what?
Until the early 1960s the civil airport for Belfast was Nutt's
It was in the days before fences between the terminal and the
I remember you walked along between the terminal building and the
parked aircraft, which were things like DC3s and a thing called an
Today the main airport is at Alder grove, which had longer runways
than Nutt's Corner.
The name is important because it is one way in which cross roads are
There are quite a lot of local names so and so's corner. Thus it is
reasonable to infer that the Nutt's had been there for rather a long
time - the the Gingles of Gingle's corner outside Larne.
BTW one of the Nutts was the charge nurse in the local psychiatric
It use to be an april fools joke to get people to ring up the
somewhere like that and ask for Mr Nut.
The Mr Nutt at the local hospital could be guaranteed to play along
and extract the maximum fun.
Another one was to ring the Zoo and ask for Mr Lyon.
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