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Re: poll ideas quest 2014

by chacham (Prior)
on Oct 27, 2014 at 19:40 UTC ( #1105196=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to poll ideas quest 2014

Why do no countries start with the letter X?

  • It has a negative connotation
  • The country name database uses x to denote countries ready for deletion
  • Too confusing: Would the X be vocalized as "eks" or "z"
  • For the same reason that none start with the letter W
  • It'd be a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Country
  • Does Xanth count?

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Re^2: poll ideas quest 2014
by Tux (Abbot) on Oct 27, 2014 at 21:09 UTC

    Bad poll. There are a few that start with a W, at least in the Dutch spelling:

    • Wake
    • Wallis en Futuna
    • Westelijke Sahara
    • Westsamoa
    • Windwardeilanden

    Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn

      The poll is about the letter X. W is mentioned in one of the poll options. :)

      Also, if i understand the list correctly, only Westsamoa (Samoa) is recognized as a country. The others are territories or disputed.

Re^2: poll ideas quest 2014
by davies (Prior) on Oct 27, 2014 at 21:22 UTC

      Interesting. Though, the wiki calls it a continent, not a country.

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