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California newspaper editor apologizes for calling a South Boston resident ‘a Southie’

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A screenshot of the Mercury News article on Palo Alto’s new Wahlburgers. –Screenshot

Linda Zavoral at California’s Mercury News is sorry for referring to South Boston residents as Southies, but she’s not sorry for her thought process.

After all, she wrote in an apology on the publication’s website on Wednesday, “in all fairness, Southie does sound like a person and not a place.’’

(We’re not sure that “Southies,’’ as Zavoral calls them, would agree.)

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