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Poll: Is it really impolite to use different names for countries?
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Countries have different names in different languages
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RE: Countries have different names in different languages
(June 25, 2021 at 5:31 pm)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote:
(June 25, 2021 at 4:43 pm)Dundee Wrote: Here is a short list of German cities and their names in English

Hameln - Hamelin
Köln - Cologne
München - Munich
Nürnberg - Nuremberg
Regensburg - Ratisbon

Now if those politically correct people are to be believed, the good citizens of those towns should be very offended and insulted and in tears, because somewhere in this world there are some who do not use the "correct" names of their home towns.

Only those who have no idea of how languages work can think of such politically correct nonsense.

My home town is An Baile Meanach, and I’m not remotely offended when people call it Ballymena.

And I have enjoyed my time in Baile Átha Cliath Smile
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RE: Countries have different names in different languages - by Dundee - June 25, 2021 at 6:20 pm

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