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Poll: Is it really impolite to use different names for countries?
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yes, it is impolite
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no, it is not impolite
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on the contrary - it is interesting
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Countries have different names in different languages
#1
Countries have different names in different languages
Countries have different names in different languages.

Now some say that it would be a point of Honour and Politeness to call all  countries be the names that   they use themselves.

What do you think about it?

As an example:
May we say Hungary, or must we say Magyarország, the way the country calls itself?
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#2
RE: Countries have different names in different languages
Then there's the USA.

Do we call it the United States of America?

Or the United States?

Or The US?

Or America?

Or Youelectedwhoasyourpresidentyoudumbfucks?
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#3
RE: Countries have different names in different languages
The poll is missing the option ‘This is a really stupid question.’

Boru
‘Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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#4
RE: Countries have different names in different languages
Four-moe-sa
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#5
RE: Countries have different names in different languages
(June 24, 2021 at 8:18 am)brewer Wrote: Four-moe-sa

I thought it was, "levio-saa"?

Wait, wrong reality.
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RE: Countries have different names in different languages
(June 24, 2021 at 7:01 am)The Valkyrie Wrote: Then there's the USA.

Do we call it the United States of America?

Or the United States?

Or The US?

Or America?

Or Youelectedwhoasyourpresidentyoudumbfucks?

Les Etats Unis. Any variant. Royaume Unis, even. 

In my own country we get Eire, Eireann, the Republic of Ireland. Ireland, The slave nation that rejected the slavers. whatever.

Repoblacht na h'Eireann nails it. UKIANS do not like that we rocked off and sought our own destiny. Successfully. It is so mad that Brexiteers think we should stage an Irexit because we want to return to the crown. How stupid is that? The UK has never down more that take a massive dump on my country. Or cyprus, or Palestine. Or india. Or pakistan. Or Hong Kong. Or Singapore. Or so on.
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RE: Countries have different names in different languages
(June 24, 2021 at 7:01 am)The Valkyrie Wrote: Then there's the USA.

Do we call it the United States of America?

Or the United States?

Or The US?

Or America?

Have you ever heard of countries like Wales, Hungary, Albania etc.
Probably not.
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#8
RE: Countries have different names in different languages
Well I get pretty pissed when people start talking about that fictional country the Republic of Ireland as if it were the place where I live. I live in Ireland or, if you want to be pedantic, Éire. The other name was one invented by the UK government because they didn't want to piss off the racist little statelet in the six counties not granted their rightful independence in 1921 and only abandoned in 1999 when they finally had to admit that the country could use its own name.
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RE: Countries have different names in different languages
(June 24, 2021 at 3:16 pm)Dundee Wrote:
(June 24, 2021 at 7:01 am)The Valkyrie Wrote: Then there's the USA.

Do we call it the United States of America?

Or the United States?

Or The US?

Or America?

Have you ever heard of countries like Wales, Hungary, Albania etc.
Probably not.

Have you ever head of counties like Cymru or Shqiperi? You have, you just don’t know it.

Boru
‘Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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RE: Countries have different names in different languages
(June 24, 2021 at 3:18 pm)Nomad Wrote: Well I get pretty pissed when people start talking about that fictional country the Republic of Ireland as if it were the place where I live.  I live in Ireland or, if you want to be pedantic, Éire.  The other name was one invented by the UK government because they didn't want to piss off the racist little statelet in the six counties not granted their rightful independence in 1921 and only abandoned in 1999 when they finally had to admit that the country could use its own name.

So, we can’t count on you to wave the tricolour, then? Wink

Boru
‘Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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