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    More: Interesting, Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Abdullah Gl, English spelling, North America, history of the Turkish nation, English word, Middle Eastern country  
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8309 clicks; posted to Main » on 09 Jan 2022 at 11:02 AM (18 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-01-09 9:05:56 AM  
Well, my keyboard didn't suddenly develop an umlaut key. Get in line behind the people from Holland.
 
2022-01-09 9:36:54 AM  
Is this like when the Czech Republic became Czechia and nobody noticed or cared?
 
2022-01-09 10:24:50 AM  
Stypyd
 
2022-01-09 10:30:35 AM  
Chïkēn?
 
2022-01-09 11:04:44 AM  
At least they didn't change it to Chicken or Duck. That would be quite fowl.
 
2022-01-09 11:05:17 AM  
I'm too lazy to figure out the ASCII code for that u with two little dots, so I'ma go ahead keep calling Thankgiving dinner "turkey".
 
2022-01-09 11:06:50 AM  
Oddly enough they changed it to Pizza
 
2022-01-09 11:07:42 AM  
grease, chilli, and irack should do it too.
 
2022-01-09 11:07:43 AM  
I remember a good rant about Canada being a real sleeper in the world militarily, then invading Turkey and changing the name to Chicken.
 
2022-01-09 11:08:22 AM  
TurkEU?
 
2022-01-09 11:08:23 AM  
West Armenia?
 
2022-01-09 11:10:10 AM  
As God is my witness, I thought Turkeys could spell.
 
2022-01-09 11:10:16 AM  
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2022-01-09 11:11:01 AM  
Well yïpëë-kïyë
 
2022-01-09 11:12:35 AM  
Again? It's been Turkiye with the two dots for a bit.

*reads article*

No, it's just some website which finally caught up with reality.

Not that I care what they call it while Erdogan is ruining the place.
 
Xai
2022-01-09 11:13:23 AM  
This idea brought to you by Ashleigh, Cydnee and Kristoffer.
 
2022-01-09 11:14:07 AM  
The article banters on and on as if I know how to pronounce it because they declared it to be the English spelling.

Or do they not mention this because we still just pronounce it like we always have?
 
2022-01-09 11:14:31 AM  
Another nation plays to the notion of ethnic nationalism, leaning into a 'historic' sense of nation.  How are those Turkish Kurds doing these days?
 
2022-01-09 11:14:34 AM  
But it's still Istanbul, not Constantinople, right?
 
2022-01-09 11:15:58 AM  
I guess they want to be seen as more "bad-assed and scary in a quasi-heavy-metal manner".
 
2022-01-09 11:16:04 AM  

Gubbo: Is this like when the Czech Republic became Czechia and nobody noticed or cared?


Well that's the first I've heard of that so probably the same thing.
 
2022-01-09 11:16:14 AM  
....Well, doggone it.  I've got a date in Constantinople tonight; will she be waiting in Istanbul?
 
2022-01-09 11:19:04 AM  
i'm not a chicken, you're a turkiye
 
2022-01-09 11:19:38 AM  
So now we can all enjoy turkiye on Thanksgiviying.
 
2022-01-09 11:21:00 AM  
Somehow Türkiyeish Delight doesn't sound so good.
 
2022-01-09 11:22:52 AM  
"Millions protest name change to something you can't type on a keyboard. Experts say the name change has made government services inaccessible to anyone who can't make a ü with their keyboard."
 
2022-01-09 11:23:07 AM  

beezeltown: Chïkēn?


Yippee-Turk-I-yay
 
2022-01-09 11:29:40 AM  
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2022-01-09 11:30:32 AM  

morg: Gubbo: Is this like when the Czech Republic became Czechia and nobody noticed or cared?

Well that's the first I've heard of that so probably the same thing.


Welcome to 1993
 
2022-01-09 11:30:42 AM  
Byzantium
 
2022-01-09 11:31:07 AM  
If Erdogan really wanted to reflect the culture of his country...what's Turkish for "genocidal autocracy?"
 
2022-01-09 11:33:27 AM  
It's always been that for at least a century.  They just don't care for the English variation which sounds fowl.  Cry into your Haagen-Dazs.
 
2022-01-09 11:33:45 AM  
the article refers to the new name as a phrase, but doesn't give us a translation.  it only says that the name "Turkey" was English for 'land of the Turks', and Tumlautrkiye is a phrase that dates back to the 14th century.  but it offers no translation.  what isTravel awaits  hiding?!
 
2022-01-09 11:33:53 AM  
So who is going to recode the zumabot?
 
2022-01-09 11:34:54 AM  

kdawg7736: At least they didn't change it to Chicken or Duck. That would be quite fowl.


They should've changed it to Turducken.
 
2022-01-09 11:36:34 AM  
this is an outrage.
 
2022-01-09 11:37:21 AM  
Hasn't it been spelled that way for a while?

Or did Turkey "change" the spelling by Europe acknowledging the actual spelling?

Next up:  Japan changes official spelling to "Nippon"
 
2022-01-09 11:38:27 AM  
Take me back to Constantinople
 
2022-01-09 11:39:22 AM  
Weak. Bring back the Byzantine Empire!
 
2022-01-09 11:40:38 AM  
Reno, Rude and Tseng do not approve

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2022-01-09 11:40:50 AM  
Most recently, the Netherlands dropped Holland as an alternate name in 2019. In 2018 Macedonia became North Macedonia, and in 2016 the Czech Republic announced a change to Czechia.

I didn't know any of those had happened....and I'm a world traveler.
 
2022-01-09 11:41:27 AM  
Could the USA make a name change so as to avoid the negative search hits when people look up our history.

/works for Tukiye
 
2022-01-09 11:42:01 AM  

Mock26: Weak. Bring back the Byzantine Empire!


Erdogan is committed to rebuilding an Islamic Caliphate, is that close enough?
 
2022-01-09 11:46:06 AM  
I'm sort a of confused. I'm already long used to this "new" spelling. I thought that was what they called it.

I'm even more confused that they supposedly used the English "Turkey" because I did not know that.

/wife was an exchange student to there
//been there several times
///used to be a neato country
 
2022-01-09 11:46:43 AM  

Nocrash: Could the USA make a name change so as to avoid the negative search hits when people look up our history.

/works for Tukiye


The Enclave.
 
2022-01-09 11:48:07 AM  
 
2022-01-09 11:49:18 AM  

Walker: Most recently, the Netherlands dropped Holland as an alternate name in 2019. In 2018 Macedonia became North Macedonia, and in 2016 the Czech Republic announced a change to Czechia.

I didn't know any of those had happened....and I'm a world traveler.


Czech Republic is the official long form, Czechia is the official short form.  According to Wikipedia, Czechs themselves say Czech Republic (in the Czech language) and Czechia is for foreigners/international usage.
 
2022-01-09 11:50:03 AM  

Nocrash: Could the USA make a name change so as to avoid the negative search hits when people look up our history.

/works for Tukiye


I didn't even notice the umlaut but I had to take 4th semester German course twice to qualify for a degree within the college of LAS some 40 years ago.

Require umlaut for online forms? (insert German curse here).
 
2022-01-09 11:50:24 AM  

Gubbo: Is this like when the Czech Republic became Czechia and nobody noticed or cared?


Swaziland changed its name to Eswatini in 2018 and nobody noticed.

And in 2025 we'll be changing our name to Gilead or Trumplandia.
 
2022-01-09 11:50:26 AM  

DannyBrandt: Well, my keyboard didn't suddenly develop an umlaut key. Get in line behind the people from Holland.


ALT-0252 = ü
 
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