195 • Smith

195 • Smith

Throughout the whole town of Penrith
There is nobody living named Smith.
Thus, when one gets born
They’re received with great scorn
(This may be a slight urban myth).

Hostile responses to ‘outsiders’ are fostered by malign leaders in many lands. This piece of disingenuous scaremongering, however, requires us to believe that an über-common surname is unknown in one particular Lake District community, and not to question where its unjustly-vilified new-borns can be coming from.

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