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Old 03-17-11, 11:30 AM   #76
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Why do people keep translating Côte d'Ivoire into English?
They don't like using a circumflex?
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Old 03-17-11, 11:55 AM   #77
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If it's good enough for FIFA and The Economist...
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Old 03-17-11, 12:13 PM   #78
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If it's good enough for FIFA and The Economist...


Well, then I guess I have to change.




Seriously, when I have to use the name of the country, and I don't mean on this forum, I use the English version. If I were to write to French speakers, I likely would use their version.







And this isn't like you getting justifiably upset at Columbia.
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Old 03-17-11, 12:16 PM   #79
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Why do people keep translating Côte d'Ivoire into English?
Same reason we don't call Germany "Deutschland" I suppose.
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Old 03-17-11, 12:32 PM   #80
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Same reason we don't call Germany "Deutschland" I suppose.
And España, and Magyarország, and Polska, and Sverige, and...
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Old 03-17-11, 12:35 PM   #81
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And this isn't like you getting justifiably upset at Columbia.


You would be wise to follow Wikipedia's suggestion Pharoh...
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Old 03-17-11, 04:29 PM   #82
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You would be wise to follow Wikipedia's suggestion Pharoh...


I guess I would have to ever consider using wikipedia first.


Plus, I couldn't pass up an opportunity to frustrate The Bus.

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It could be over today for Gbagbo, as the forces of rightful president Ouattara have reached the presidential compound after a week of a new offensive. The national army, which nominally supports Gbagbo, has been abandoning him in droves, with many joining the forces of Mr. Ouattara.
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Old 04-26-12, 07:18 PM   #84
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In more news that few care about, former Liberian President Charles Taylor was convicted of war crimes today by a special UN war crimes court. He is the first head of state to be convicted as such since the end of World War II.








fixed error in calling Taylor the president of Sierra Leone. It was the UN Special Court for Sierra Leone that convcited Taylor.

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