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  UK Christmas special for Simpsons
Updated 06 July 2004, 11.09
The Simpsons
Lisa Simpson is set to appear in a Christmas Day special in the UK, and she's joining the campaign for independence for Cornwall!

In an alternative Queen's Speech, Lisa will shout "rydhsys rag Kernow lemmyn" (freedom for Cornwall now), from the Simpson home in Springfield.

The producers of the show got the idea after one of them saw a comedian making a joke about the county in the US.

There are thought to be about 4,000 Cornish speakers worldwide.

Mebyon Kernow, the Party for Cornwall, are campaigning for independence for the county, but not many MPs take them seriously.

Producers of the Simpsons got in touch with the Cornish Language Fellowship to ask how to pronounce the tricky language.

Spokesman Matthew Clarke said: "I know it's only a cartoon, but it may make some people sit up and think."

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