A Tale of Two Hol(l)ywoods

And Why the Northern Irish One is Superior

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by Davy Sims

I’ve never been to Hollywood, but I’ve seen it in the movies. I live and have always lived in Holywood, Northern Ireland, on the shore of Belfast Lough.

That’s Holywood with one ‘l’. It is pronounced “Hollywood,” but the entertainment capital of the world and the hometown of golf champion Rory McIlroy are very different places. And lest you think we have a chip on our shoulder about that missing “l,” I expect it’s the people of Hollywood, Calif. who should envy us our town.

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