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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 9:24 pm    Post subject: China Reply with quote

http://news.scotsman.com/world/China-puts-the-squeeze-on.5191756.jp

Turns out, Chinese has a lot of characters. I can't believe they let the parents get away with that to begin with. In Russia, if the name you want for your child isn't on the list of first names the government approves, you don't get issued a birth certificate.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 9:23 am    Post subject: Re: China Reply with quote

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In Russia, if the name you want for your child isn't on the list of first names the government approves, you don't get issued a birth certificate.


Should we institute this policy in America?

Like our good friend Dre' Bly for instance...what is that fucking apostrophe doing there?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 9:43 am    Post subject: Re: China Reply with quote

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Like our good friend Dre' Bly for instance...what is that fucking apostrophe doing there?


Hmm, I thought it was Dré Bly as in short for André.

Also, Emily's parents originally wanted to name here X4&iqa. As it turns out, the US government doesn't play that game.

True story.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is a very unusual...name? Does it even count as such a thing?

Yeah, it is short for André but it's always written Dre' in articles and such.

There's Le'ron McClain as well.

Oh and this beast:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=96265205

and its associated scholarly (Harvard) article:

http://ideas.repec.org/a/tpr/qjecon/v119y2004i3p767-805.html
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you saying Harvard is more scholarly than NPR?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Are you saying Harvard is more scholarly than NPR?


Yes, it really, really is. You should see these people, it's ridiculous.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mchicken wrote:
lugo wrote:
Are you saying Harvard is more scholarly than NPR?


Yes, it really, really is. You should see these people, it's ridiculous.


I was just joking, but... you seem in awe of their scholaritude. It's that intense?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

lugo wrote:
I was just joking, but... you seem in awe of their scholaritude. It's that intense?


Not at all, but NPR isn't particularly scholarly. It's intelligent, but that's not the same thing.

The undergraduates at Harvard are nothing special (from an MIT perspective).
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 11:04 am    Post subject: Re: China Reply with quote

jaster wrote:
mchicken wrote:
Like our good friend Dre' Bly for instance...what is that fucking apostrophe doing there?


Hmm, I thought it was Dré Bly as in short for André.

Also, Emily's parents originally wanted to name here X4&iqa. As it turns out, the US government doesn't play that game.

True story.


Why would they do that? Is it some sort of hippie code?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mchicken wrote:
lugo wrote:
I was just joking, but... you seem in awe of their scholaritude. It's that intense?


Not at all, but NPR isn't particularly scholarly. It's intelligent, but that's not the same thing.

The undergraduates at Harvard are nothing special (from an MIT perspective).


Ah, good, then everything conforms to expectations.
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