Our 'nickname' amongst our friends down the road has really started to get under my skin. Everywhere I go I am referred to as Mr Dingle...even the other day when sat next to a perfect stranger on a flight who responded 'oh Mr Dingle' when he asked who I supported and I said 'Wolves'. Two things rankle. 1. I am right aren't I in saying that this is/was oiriginally a Blackburn insult to Burnley on basis that Burnley is so far into East Lancs as to be in Yorkshire...i.e. Emmerdale...i.e the Dingles? 2. It just doesn't work. I am fully aware that Wolverhampton is not exactly des res but it is slightly better than Sandwell in any socio-economic indicator you might care to mention. So, should we embrace this and start calling ourselves Dingles to draw the sting from this humorous insult? I am aware that the original insulting 'Mackem' given to Sunderland fans is now worn as a badge of honour. Then again that does have some basis in fact...i.e. make them and tack em as a reference to inferior shipbuilding skills of Sunderland vs Newcastle dockers. The Dingle thing has taken hold to such an extent that I am convinced the rest of the country must think that the blue and white half of the area is erudite, intelligent and witty whilst we are well...Dingles. I think the old E&S MolMix briefly had us calling them Bennies. Should we bring this back? Am I an over sensitive soul?