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Re: Hurricane Isaias

Posted by Olog-hai on Sat Aug 1 13:47:37 2020, in response to Re: Hurricane Isaias, posted by SLRT on Sat Aug 1 12:52:26 2020.

Köln not Cologne

The French might dispute that with you.

Beijing not Peking or Peiping

I'm no fan of hanyu pinyin, but 北平, Peiping (or Beiping) was the older name, literally meaning "northern peace" or (in context) "northern plains". The city's name varied between that and 北京 (Beijing) from the 14th century down to ours about four times or so.

I would like them to adopt the (new when I was in the service) international alphabet. At that time able baker charlie became alpha bravo charlie

Thank NATO for that. The Navy apparently used "Apples, Butter, Charlie, Duff, Edward" in their version. The old version was "Able, Baker, Charlie, Dog, Easy, Fox, George, How, Item, Jig, King, Love, Mike, Nan, Oboe, Peter, Queen, Roger, Sugar, Tare, Uncle, Victor, William, X-ray, Yoke, Zebra" (the ones I underlined carried over to the NATO system).


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