Misha.Wolf at Misha.Wolf at
Fri Sep 30 22:08:12 CEST 2011

I have always loved the (intentional?) ambiguity.


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To: Frank Ellermann
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Subject: RE: Libya

Frank Ellermann <hmdmhdfmhdjmzdtjmzdtzktdkztdjz at gmail dot com> wrote:

>>> *not* with the goal of making any sort of statement.
>> Other than maybe the statement that we prefer names
>> to be brief and vernacular :-).
> A conspiracy theory should explain the MK description.

'MK' in the Registry is "The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia," the
uninverted form of the ISO 3166-1 short name.  As Frank knows, the
controversy between that nation and Greece over the use of the word
"Macedonia" is broad and deep.  Rather than attempt to summarize it
here, the interested reader is directed to the Wikipedia article
"Macedonia naming dispute" for further enlightenment.

Doug Ewell | Thornton, Colorado, USA | RFC 5645, 4645, UTN #14 | | @DougEwell ­

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