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Communism World Tour: Karl Marx is running out of vacation options

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  • Added on: August 27th, 2008
RE: http://www.bootsnall.com/articles/08-08/communism-world...acation-options.html

Good article, very interesting. I'm a bit confused on the Laos having a silent 's' part. I thought if you say Lao it was spelled 'Lao' and if you say Laos it's spelled 'Laos'. There was a big debate on the boards a while back about pronouncing the s or not, but I didn't think was silent. For example, so many backpackers have the 'Beer Lao' shirts...
Am I still confused?

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  • Added on: August 27th, 2008
Countries have different names in different languages.

Look at these names for Germany, for example.

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  • Added on: October 30th, 2008
I wanted to respond to this post back in August but I was ticked off and didn't know what to say. I think I can repond calmly now.

Why would you assume I don't know that countries have different names in different languages. Did my post imply that in any way?

My point was this: if I'm speaking Spanish and I spell Germany Alemania I also SAY 'Alemania' but if I'm speaking English and say 'Germany' I also spell it 'G-E-R-M-A-N-Y'. That was the point I was trying to make with LAO and LAOS. I was guessing that if you are speaking English and spelling it 'LAOS' you would pronounce the 'S'. If you are speaking Laotion (or Lao) then not pronouncing the 'S' would be more correct.

I don't know why you would assume I'm not very bright, you can't even see my blonde hair.

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