[tz] KyivNotKiev

Paul Goyette paul at whooppee.com
Sun Nov 29 00:51:51 UTC 2020

On Sun, 29 Nov 2020, Phake Nick wrote:

> Bombay's name change to Mumbai was announced in 1995. Almaty was 1993.
> Saint Petersburg was 1991. Nowadays you won't hear their previous English
> name anymore even when you talk with English speakers who support those
> politicians you listed.

Well, not quite correct.

In the Philippines (where most people speak a reasonable amount of
English as well as their many local dialects of Tagalog), they often
use a rather derogatory term "boomba" to refer to persons of Indian
descent.  This racial slur did not adapt to Mumbai name change.

But that is a discussion for a different list.

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