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#8811 - 10/31/00 11:04 AM Re: For what it's worth
shanks Offline
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One of our number started this UNofficial FACTS site, that he decided to call UNFACTS. Under his terminology, we are all FACTOIDS!


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#8812 - 10/31/00 11:08 AM Political Correctness
FishonaBike Offline
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Registered: 10/11/00
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Loc: Sussex, England
a mini-mission to have Mogambo appear on National Geographic maps

Hold your horses, bel! Just occurs to me that Mogambo could be an old name for a region now known by another name. In a similar manner to Ceylon 'becoming' Sri Lanka and Rhodesia, ummm, Zaire isn't it? And what was Yugoslavia now being officially recognised as a bunch of smaller countries.

Both Marty's reference articles are dated 1997 - may this have been the last time when it was politically acceptable to use the old name?

Just an idea.




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#8813 - 10/31/00 04:25 PM Re: Political Correctness
jmh Offline
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Registered: 03/22/00
Posts: 1981
fishy

Rhodesia is Zimbabwe. There seem to be a few web sites with Zimbabwe addresses so you could have be on the right track.


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