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A. Vine
Tue, 26 Feb 2002 10:45:00 -0800

Maybe it's _rom_ in other langs, but it's _rum_ in the Caribbean (having
partaken of my share there ;-)

Marco Cimarosti wrote:
> Mark Davis wrote:
> > Did they at least have the sense to keep the old one as an alias?
> In this case, it might not be a good idea if, as I suspect, the acronym
> "ROM" was felt as insulting for every Rumanian not being addict to Caribbean
> alcoholics.
> Perhaps these changes would not be necessary if standardization bodies would
> take a moment to think and consult a dictionary before choosing a label.
> Oh, well, OK, an identifier is just an identifier. So, why not choosing
> "tequila" or "cannabis" for English. :-)
> _ Marco
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