Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 5th Feb 2012 12:26 UTC
Legal "Among the treasure troves of recently released WikiLeaks cables, we find one whose significance has bypassed Swedish media. In short: every law proposal, every ordinance, and every governmental report hostile to the net, youth, and civil liberties here in Sweden in recent years have been commissioned by the US government and industry interests." How such prestigious nations with such long and proud histories, like Sweden, The Netherlands, and so on, can succumb to pressure from a former colony is beyond me. We should know better.
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by lucas_maximus on Mon 6th Feb 2012 11:53 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: ???"
lucas_maximus
Member since:
2009-08-18

Do you guys have a problem spelling Iraq?

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by UglyKidBill on Mon 6th Feb 2012 18:13 in reply to "RE[3]: ???"
UglyKidBill Member since:
2005-07-27

Do you guys have a problem spelling Iraq?

Has it occurred to you it is not written "Iraq" even in their own language?...

↑ Cfr. Ortografía de la lengua española, Madrid, Espasa, 2010. ISBN 978-84-670-3426-4
[...] se documenta desde antiguo en español la forma Irak, mayoritaria en el uso y preferible a Iraq, pues evita la anomalía que supone en nuestro sistema gráfico el uso de la letra q fuera del dígrafo qu, y presenta una k final que es hoy normal en muchas voces procedentes de otras lenguas.
Ortografía de la lengua española, 2010, pág. 115. § 6.2.2.4.2.2 Uso de la letra q para representar el fonema /k/

Ref:
http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraq

http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraq#cite_note-1

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by lucas_maximus on Mon 6th Feb 2012 19:38 in reply to "RE[4]: ???"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

No I didn't think they were Spanish. Most people speak English when they comment and it is "Iraque" in British English, however if you were saying American English it would still sound correct as "Irak".

Thus why I asked.

Edited 2012-02-06 19:44 UTC

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by d3vi1 on Mon 6th Feb 2012 19:33 in reply to "RE[3]: ???"
d3vi1 Member since:
2006-01-28

Not usually. In most languages, like my own native Romanian it's actually spelled Irak.
But hey, I don't have an entire press department at my disposal to correct my spelling. Even with a press department, G.W. still managed to rename nuclear as nucular.

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by lucas_maximus on Mon 6th Feb 2012 19:42 in reply to "RE[4]: ???"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

I have to confess I expect English spellings on an English speaking site.

However "Irak" is wrong for a "British" prognostication. It is correct of a US one though. However I think ours rolls off the tough better.

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