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Complainant Name:
Mr Eric A Roberts

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Oldham Evening Chronicle

Complaint:
Mr Eric A Roberts of Lancashire complained that the newspaper had inaccurately traced the etymology behind Mumps Bridge, by omitting the fact that it may have been the location of a workhouse for “mumpers” or beggars and suggesting that it was connected to the word ‘mump’ meaning ‘grimace’ .

Resolution:
The newspaper published a follow-up piece clarifying the subject, suggesting that the beggars may have been called ‘mumpers’ because they were known for grimacing due to the poverty of their circumstances.

Report: 63



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