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Pele
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Posted:http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20061102/wl_sthasia_afp/indiatechnologybangaloreoffbeat_061102063241
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Ummmm....??????

Is it really that important?

I can understand a post war changing of a company name, etc.
but changing the name of a city because you don't like the name?

Seems weird to me.shrug


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Stout
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Posted:Countries do it too....Burma became Mynmar.

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coleman
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Posted: Written by: Pele



Seems weird to me.shrug





india is quite different to america i hear...

i'd guess we'd probably find a lot of their customs 'weird'! wink



it seems to be quite a common practice there shrug



but there are a few corporate bods that aren't too chuffed about it either:



 Written by: an american newspaper



"Bangalore represents a cosmopolitan, multicultural brand," said Nandan Nilekani, chief of Infosys Technologies, the outsourcing company, adding: "It is not prudent to abandon the name of India's most global city."



Infosys and its domestic rival Wipro, each with thousands of employees, are among the companies credited with building the city's brand name around the world.



Bangalore is now home to more than 1,000 technology firms, ranging from tiny two-person startups to large multinational companies like Intel, Texas Instruments and Cisco Systems.



In a teeming city of 7 million, the industry employs about 300,000 workers, who are turning into a rising middle-class that is giving rise to some resentment.





we love wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geographical_renaming
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_renaming_controversy
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what i find more weird is english names for cities that have different names in their own language.



its especially rife in italy/germany/austria for some reason... confused





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Pele
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Posted:Oh, I think the fact that we choose to create names for places instead of using the original very annoying Coleman.

Stout, I said that about countries silly!!! And I understand it.

Much of the Indian culture I get. This I don't. It's like taking the name of London, Paris, NYC, or Tokyo and suddenly changing it. I think that changing the name of a city that is becoming globally known in business and industry, and accepted, is odd.

If it's a small town that only locals know, whatever.

But I think this is different due to the nature of the city.
shrug


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Stout
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Posted:But you said company, not country. smile

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coleman
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Posted: Written by: Pele



Much of the Indian culture I get. This I don't. It's like taking the name of London, Paris, NYC, or Tokyo and suddenly changing it.





tokyo? where's that then...?



its a bit like changing the name of say cape canaveral to cape kennedy?



but that was only for ten years and then it got changed back to cape canaveral.



the indians seem to have a pretty good reason for doing i reckon smile





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Birgit
BRONZE Member since Jan 2005

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Posted:Wasn't there a New Amsterdam in Manhattan, too?

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Pele
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Pele

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Posted:However, none of those places were international industrial hot points at the time. And Cape Canaveral never has been, thus going back to the who cares on small towns versions.
My home town changed it's name a few time before settling for it in the 1800's, but since no one really knows it, it isn't a big deal.

If you read about it, they are doing it for a linguistic purpose. That's it.


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Posted: Written by: Birgit


Wasn't there a New Amsterdam in Manhattan, too?



No, there was a Manhattan in New Amsterdam.

There was also a New Orange for a year.

I think they should at least change the on in the UK to "Old York"... it'd be cuter.

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Doc Lightning
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Posted:I propose we re-name Michigan "Frozen Hell" to better reflect the language...

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