[tz] Proposal to change Macquarie Island to be Australian territory

Clive D.W. Feather clive at davros.org
Thu Apr 18 20:23:43 UTC 2013

Tobias Conradi said:
>>         3) they look like line noise to humans, so perhaps people won't get quite as bent out of shape because The Wrong Region was used;
> The first two letters of UN LOCODEs are the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 codes,
> likely not noise to all humans.

The use of "GB" for the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern
Ireland is a politically contentious matter. In the recent past taking the
wrong side on that issue could get you killed or seriously injured.

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