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Is it Danmark or Denmark?


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#1 of 10 OFFLINE   Kevin Coleman

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Posted October 26 2001 - 03:41 PM

Ok guys I know this is about as trivial as it gets but this has been annoying me for a while. If you notice at the bottom of yahoo's front page they have Denmark spelled Denmark. See here: http://www.yahoo.com/

Then on their mail page they have it spelled Danmark. http://mail.yahoo.com/

So is there some obscure English rule about this or what?

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#2 of 10 OFFLINE   Wade K

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Posted October 26 2001 - 04:32 PM

AFAIK, 'Danmark' is simply the Danish word for Denmark. Dunno why Yahoo has it spelled differently in different locations.

#3 of 10 OFFLINE   MickeS

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Posted October 26 2001 - 05:39 PM

Yes, "Danmark" is the Danish name for the country. If you notice on the mail-page, they spell all the European countries in the language of that country (Danmark - Deutschland - España - France - Italia - Norge - Sverige).

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#4 of 10 OFFLINE   Kirk Gunn

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Posted October 27 2001 - 12:25 AM

Is it Copenhagen or Kobenhaven ?

Constantinople or Istanbul ?



#5 of 10 OFFLINE   Kevin Coleman

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Posted October 27 2001 - 01:01 AM

I see, thanks guys. I figured it was something like that.

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#6 of 10 OFFLINE   David Lawson

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Posted October 27 2001 - 02:15 PM

Kirk, that's nobody's business but the Turks'.

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#7 of 10 OFFLINE   Joseph DeMartino

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Posted October 27 2001 - 05:13 PM

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Constantinople or Istanbul?

Istanbul. The Turkish postal authorities have a long-standing practice of returning any letter or parcel addressed "Constantinople". Posted Image

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#8 of 10 OFFLINE   Larry Schneider

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Posted October 27 2001 - 05:02 PM

And, of course, it should be "Moskva" not "Moscow." I think on early maps it gor transliterated from Russian to German to English.

#9 of 10 OFFLINE   Kirk Gunn

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Posted October 27 2001 - 11:31 PM

David - LOL - I thought I was the only one who heard that song in my youth... Good to see there still some dementia out there, even from the "good old days"...



#10 of 10 OFFLINE   Bjorn Olav Nyberg

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Posted October 28 2001 - 01:22 AM

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Is it Copenhagen or Kobenhaven ?

København in Danish

Unless you meant the english spelling, in which case I would guess Copenhagen. I have no idea where Kobenhaven comes from, I have never heard it before. So I guess this post wasn't helpful after all Posted Image

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