It’s that time of the year when tourists start flooding into Cornwall; that time of the year when you start hearing a certain word emanating from Cornish mouths.
The word, of course, is used by Cornish people to refer to the non-Cornish, specifically holidaymakers but also second homeowners and “incomers”.
For decades, if not centuries, Cornish folk have used the word often in an affectionate way, but there appears to be a growing feeling that the term is derogatory, divisive and even racist.
I asked people what they thought – from the head of Cornwall’s tourism board to patriotic Cornish residents and those who could be classed as emmets. Read full original article…
28 July, 2017, 5:45 pm