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"Sluggy"
Aug 22nd, 2006, 11:18 AM
what is the most mis-spelled country here? Do you think that people sometimes intentionally mis-spell that country?

>>krew<<
Aug 22nd, 2006, 11:21 AM
how about czechoslovakia

Josh
Aug 22nd, 2006, 11:23 AM
Apparently it's Luxemberg.

Brαm
Aug 22nd, 2006, 11:23 AM
Luxemberg? :o

"Sluggy"
Aug 22nd, 2006, 11:25 AM
how about czechoslovakia

It's not a country anymore. I'm sure it is Israel. I've seen posters mispell it again and again. I think they sometimes do it intentionally, they are so angry at Israel and Jews that they think it is funny to mis-spell our country's name. how come nobody mispells China or Spain? Of course, i think you can spell Irak, Irak or Iraq. But once you learn to spell a country, how can you forget, especially if the word is only 6 letters? :sad:

"Sluggy"
Aug 22nd, 2006, 11:27 AM
Apparently it's Luxemberg.

Fine. My excuse, and of course i could have done a google search first, is that i never go to Lux ... and I rarely read about it. So it is an honest mistake. I'm being top-secret here and thinknig that yes, people intentionally mis-spell stuff. I've seen posters who are way to educated, too smart and witty to do it so often BY ACCIDENT.

CooCooCachoo
Aug 22nd, 2006, 11:29 AM
IrakLuxemberg

I think we know which two are hardest for you :)

CooCooCachoo
Aug 22nd, 2006, 11:30 AM
Most often misspelt:

Equatorial Guinea :)

"Sluggy"
Aug 22nd, 2006, 11:33 AM
IrakLuxemberg

I think we know which two are hardest for you :)

Isnt IraK the anglophone spelling? As an expat in a country whose language is not my native one, my spelling is all messed up. It is not intentional. Check my other posts, I have real trouble spelling English now. Irak is a correct spelling, I am sure of it. Check people who frequently write about Israel. If they are as knowledgeable about the region as they claim, can they not learn to spell the country correctly? :fiery:

CooCooCachoo
Aug 22nd, 2006, 11:48 AM
Isnt IraK the anglophone spelling? As an expat in a country whose language is not my native one, my spelling is all messed up. It is not intentional. Check my other posts, I have real trouble spelling English now. Irak is a correct spelling, I am sure of it. Check people who frequently write about Israel. If they are as knowledgeable about the region as they claim, can they not learn to spell the country correctly? :fiery:

It is Iraq :)

But if you are Dutch, you can say Irak :)

mandy7
Aug 22nd, 2006, 11:51 AM
It is Iraq :)

But if you are Dutch, you can say Irak :)

Hmmm, he ain't Dutch though.

"Sluggy"
Aug 22nd, 2006, 11:56 AM
It is Iraq :)

But if you are Dutch, you can say Irak :)

I'd love to be Dutch, or better said, I'd love to go Dutch - then i wouldnt have to always pay for everything. :lol: seriously, i would love to be dutch, they would be cool. I would act dutch too, and think dutch and even liberalise myself and all. it would be cool, like my younger days. :) Who wants "Sluggy" to have a European passport? :rolleyes: I could be French in a year.

mandy7
Aug 22nd, 2006, 12:00 PM
*keeps quite but feels like yelling at a certain middle aged wanna be european dude*

Duramont
Aug 22nd, 2006, 12:11 PM
lol at most of the options

Here are the most difficult for me (because I know the German names much better) :

Kazakhstan (German: Kasachstan) (French: Kazakhstan)
Kyrgyzstan (German : Kirgisistan) (French: Kirghizistan)
Tajikistan (German: Tadschikistan) (French: Tadjikistan)
Uzbekistan (German: Usbekistan) (French: Ouzbékistan)

:drool:

Hayato
Aug 22nd, 2006, 12:12 PM
Colombia...people spell it Columbia like the U.S state :o

Josh B.
Aug 22nd, 2006, 12:18 PM
I chose Iraq, cos u spelt it wrong:p

CooCooCachoo
Aug 22nd, 2006, 12:33 PM
Hmmm, he ain't Dutch though.

No shit.

Sharapova's_Boy
Aug 22nd, 2006, 12:46 PM
Most often misspelt:

Equatorial Guinea :)

Yes, that's always mispelt here on WTAWorld. :o

Hachiko
Aug 22nd, 2006, 12:49 PM
Col(u)ombia.

"Sluggy"
Aug 22nd, 2006, 12:49 PM
Luxembourg? How often is Luxembourg the centre of controversy here? How often is it the central subject of a thread? It might be percentage-wise more mispelled than other countries, but not in terms of shear number of mis-spellings.

Diam's
Aug 22nd, 2006, 12:50 PM
Chiraq

Kunal
Aug 22nd, 2006, 12:51 PM
how can someone get canada wrong?

"Sluggy"
Aug 22nd, 2006, 12:55 PM
how can someone get canada wrong?

Caneda or Kanada.

Diam's
Aug 22nd, 2006, 12:56 PM
or Cacada

ceiling_fan
Aug 22nd, 2006, 12:59 PM
kazakhstan? or however u spell it

"Sluggy"
Aug 22nd, 2006, 12:59 PM
or Cacada

or anti-American ;)

Apoleb
Aug 22nd, 2006, 01:07 PM
Czech republic

mandy7
Aug 22nd, 2006, 01:07 PM
Luxembourg? How often is Luxembourg the centre of controversy here? How often is it the central subject of a thread? It might be percentage-wise more mispelled than other countries, but not in terms of shear number of mis-spellings.

But life is more than just this forum.

Kunal
Aug 22nd, 2006, 01:26 PM
like seriously....canada?

cana duh

can a whoopass

"Sluggy"
Aug 22nd, 2006, 01:27 PM
can a whoopass

what does this expression mean?

smiler
Aug 22nd, 2006, 01:29 PM
But life is more than just this forum.
But this poll is about this forum :p

mandy7
Aug 22nd, 2006, 01:39 PM
But this poll is about this forum :p

I'm just saying that should not be an excuse

!<blocparty>!
Aug 22nd, 2006, 02:20 PM
Do you think that people sometimes intentionally mis-spell that country?

Yes, I think people intentionally mis-spell countries all the time. For example I will always write Chnia instead of China.

controlfreak
Aug 22nd, 2006, 03:44 PM
I have lost count of the number of times I have seen people mis-spell the name of my beloved homeland, the Grand Duchy of Luxemborug.

I have seen people write Luxembourg, Luxemburg, Luxemberg, even Luxembutt. The fact remains: it is Luxemborug with four syllables, although it is often mispronounced as well with only three.

The name Luxemborug comes from the Latin words Luxembo meaning "green and bountiful", and rug meaning a small carpet.

Confusion arose in the 14th Century when the popularity of Germanic town names like Hamburg, Freiburg and Salzburg made it very difficult for Luxemborugers to assert their etymological independence.

Today, the mis-spelling of Luxemborug is so commonplace that the erroneous forms have become internationally accepted - in fact, there are only 33 people in the world who are aware of this. Hopefully, after today, there will be a few more.

gumoll
Aug 22nd, 2006, 04:13 PM
Lithuania???

hope it's right :lol:

Mateo Mathieu
Aug 22nd, 2006, 04:19 PM
Colombia...people spell it Columbia like the U.S state :o
I know! :o I'm quite annoyed with it :lol:

Just Do It
Aug 22nd, 2006, 04:23 PM
there is one ex SSSR country in Serbia we say Tadzikistan...and i dont know how to write that in English !

*JR*
Aug 22nd, 2006, 08:45 PM
Luxembourg? How often is Luxembourg the centre of controversy here? How often is it the central subject of a thread? It might be percentage-wise more mispelled than other countries, but not in terms of shear number of mis-spellings.
Creep always spelled it correctly! :p

And on the old GoTennis board, the late great Dayhovah :hatoff: had a deliberate kind of appropos spelling for a certain North American country, re. its tennis players: Can'tada. :lol:

"Sluggy"
Aug 22nd, 2006, 09:05 PM
How did I miss Hungary?

akosiirwyn
Aug 22nd, 2006, 10:21 PM
philippines gets misspelled a lot

Wiggly
Aug 22nd, 2006, 10:27 PM
Can I caca? :)

jbeacinu
Aug 22nd, 2006, 10:31 PM
I think it is Unytid Staits of Amaerika?

Josh
Aug 22nd, 2006, 10:42 PM
I have to say that Bellgim and Belguim are very popular countries on the internet. ;)

©@®eLess
Aug 22nd, 2006, 11:04 PM
Caneda or Kanada.



Kanada is how it is written in serbian

*JR*
Aug 22nd, 2006, 11:07 PM
Kanada is how it is written in serbian
How does one correctly spell Republika Srpska? :tape:

Pheobo
Aug 22nd, 2006, 11:36 PM
How can you not spell Spain right?

selyoink
Aug 23rd, 2006, 05:23 AM
I couldn't spell Kyrgyzstan correctly if my life depended on it.

njnetswill
Aug 23rd, 2006, 05:27 AM
er...how about

Guinea-Bissau

Stark
Aug 23rd, 2006, 08:57 AM
How does one correctly spell Republika Srpska? :tape:
You spelled it right

Coffee&TV
Aug 25th, 2006, 08:23 AM
hmm. irak. i mean iraq