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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-28-08 12:43 PM
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28. Türkiye not Turkey
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  -Not a single person at my Thanksgiving knew Mumbai = Bombay tritsofme  Nov-28-08 02:17 AM   #0 
  - weird. name change 1996.  Hannah Bell   Nov-28-08 02:19 AM   #1 
  - Did you eat at CNN?  Winnipegosis   Nov-28-08 02:20 AM   #2 
  - I didn't know it either until the news said it and had a graphic.  Breeze54   Nov-28-08 02:28 AM   #3 
  - Mumbai/Bombai  silverlil   Nov-28-08 03:02 AM   #4 
  - I am sure the name change was to reflect the correct, original name.  tabatha   Nov-28-08 10:22 AM   #18 
  - Mumbai/Bombai  silverlil   Nov-28-08 03:02 AM   #5 
  - Bombay  silverlil   Nov-28-08 03:14 AM   #6 
  - You forgot Poland  Bucky   Nov-28-08 12:45 PM   #29 
  - Bombay  silverlil   Nov-28-08 03:14 AM   #7 
  - Why they changed it, I can't say. People just like it better that way?  trof   Nov-28-08 07:41 AM   #8 
  - Clearly you don't like cricket  malaise   Nov-28-08 07:43 AM   #9 
  - Many name changes in Africa just reflect actual usage, like Jo'burg = Gauteng  HamdenRice   Nov-28-08 07:53 AM   #10 
  - IN Zimbabwe, many of the "English" place names were simply  mycritters2   Nov-28-08 08:09 AM   #12 
  - Very true. Some British mispronunciations were hilarious, like Wanky  HamdenRice   Nov-28-08 08:30 AM   #14 
  - Thanks for the clarifications. My friends in Zimbabwe are all Shona or Ndau,  mycritters2   Nov-28-08 08:49 AM   #15 
  - See #18.  tabatha   Nov-28-08 10:24 AM   #19 
  - The difference here is that most of Bombay didn't want the name changed back  Robbien   Nov-28-08 09:03 AM   #16 
  - That is exactly why I dislike the use of "Mumbai"  Odin2005   Nov-28-08 12:22 PM   #23 
  - Kinda like Saigon vs. Ho Chi Mihn City.  Rockholm   Nov-28-08 12:56 PM   #31 
  - See #18.  tabatha   Nov-28-08 10:24 AM   #20 
  - I agree with 18  HamdenRice   Nov-28-08 11:46 AM   #21 
  - it is actually still called johannesburg, i was just there  pitohui   Nov-28-08 12:37 PM   #26 
     - The city is still called Johannesburg  HamdenRice   Nov-28-08 12:48 PM   #30 
        - There was a time when they wanted to change the name of  tabatha   Nov-28-08 03:00 PM   #32 
           - There was also an ethnic rivalry thing going on  HamdenRice   Nov-28-08 04:55 PM   #34 
  - Actually it was Mumbai, then it became Bombay, then went back to Mumbai  ThomWV   Nov-28-08 07:55 AM   #11 
  - Wasn't that Mumbai guy on "American Idol" last season?  wartrace   Nov-28-08 08:29 AM   #13 
  - Istanbul not Constantinople......  marmar   Nov-28-08 09:09 AM   #17 
  - Türkiye not Turkey  Bucky   Nov-28-08 12:43 PM   #28 
  - IIRC "Mumbai" is simply the local pronounciation of the city name.  Odin2005   Nov-28-08 12:15 PM   #22 
  - How would they not know or deal with someone that works there?  RGBolen   Nov-28-08 12:25 PM   #24 
  - I had a similar conversation--had to convince someone Calcutta isn't the same as Calicut  Bucky   Nov-28-08 12:36 PM   #25 
  - Nanjing = Nanking; Beijing = Peiking; Cologne = Köln; Poland = Polska... damn ferners  Bucky   Nov-28-08 12:41 PM   #27 
  - Most Indians still say Bombay  liberalpragmatist   Nov-28-08 03:27 PM   #33 
 

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