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Old 2011-09-22, 06:38   Link #5667
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Originally Posted by Vexx View Post
HAHAHAHAHAHA! This is great hilarity.... though it does bring up the problem with my theory of "you call the place what the people who live there call it"... when you have people on each side of the place naming it something different. To borrow from Eddie Izzard, "But who has the flag planted there?"

I mean, Westerners call Japan "Japan" not Nihon or Nippon. And S. Korea is Hanguk to its residents.
Aye. I'm surprised that the South Korean govenment didn't realise that the English Channel & Strait of Dover are named La Manche & Pas de Calais by France. I don't see the UK & French governments going around the world asking everyone to accept their version of the names.
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