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Osama Vs. Usama  
User currently offlineXpat From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 634 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 10283 times:

Was watching Fox News (fair and unbiased  Big grin ) and noticed that they are now spelling it Usama Bin Laden. When did this change? Is this an attempt at making him seem more "American" i.e. USAma?


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User currently offlineOYRJA From Denmark, joined Feb 2007, 78 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 10275 times:

I think it's different from person to person.

The same thin happens here in Denmark. Some people say Usama and other people say Osama. But I think Usama is the right name. I'm not sure though.


User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4896 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 10252 times:

It all depends on how you pronounce it. If you say, "O sama bin Laden", you spell with the O. If you say, "Usama bin Laden", you spell it with the U.


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User currently offlineXpat From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 634 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 10249 times:

Yeah, but how does he, himself spell it? Nice to be able to spell per our convenience.


The only thing we have to fear is the sky falling on our heads. -Asterix
User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 10246 times:

Either way, the best thing to call him is "scum of the earth". That way, everyone is happy.

User currently offlineOYRJA From Denmark, joined Feb 2007, 78 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 10244 times:

Either way, the best thing to call him is "scum of the earth". That way, everyone is happy.

Couldn't agree more Big grin


User currently offlineXpat From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 634 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 10236 times:

"..the best thing to call him is 'scum of the earth'."

Amen, Falcon!



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User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24904 posts, RR: 56
Reply 7, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 10233 times:

Scum of the earth, definitly is a great name for him.  Smile


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User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11951 posts, RR: 47
Reply 8, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 10218 times:

"The problem is, we don't know whether it's spelled Usama or Osama. If we knew, they'd probably catch him in a day. Probably looking in the wrong part of the phone book..."

Thom@s



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User currently offlineSebolino From France, joined May 2001, 3681 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 10205 times:

In French he's called Oussama Ben Laden.

User currently offlineKEno From Malaysia, joined Feb 2004, 1842 posts, RR: 28
Reply 10, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 10157 times:

LOL USAma sounds hillarious Big grin.

Arabic language uses the same letter to make the sound of both O and U. To romanize that scumbag's name, either O or U makes sense.


User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 10150 times:

they are now spelling it Usama

Fox has spelled it that way since 1998... nothing new


User currently offlinePilotaydin From Turkey, joined Sep 2004, 2539 posts, RR: 51
Reply 12, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 10134 times:

his name is


Osama bin HIDIN'



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User currently offlineSpringbok747 From Australia, joined Nov 2004, 4387 posts, RR: 11
Reply 13, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 10132 times:

Osama, Usama, Oussama...who cares? He is the same lousy #@$#@@#!. And I'm wondering...will they ever find him??! Geez..I mean, its been over 3 years since the US started "hunting" for him right? Wow..thats a long hunt!





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User currently offlineAAplatnumflier From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 10128 times:

They know where they is but they cant really say the do because you are not allowed to spy on people places and things. I think we know where he is and that we will find it at the end of the next year.

User currently offlineKalakaua From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1516 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 10119 times:

Well, in Japan they'll say USAMA, because "Osama" means 'king' in Japanese...




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User currently offlineSkystar From Australia, joined Jan 2000, 1363 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 10097 times:

I remember hearing that it was actually Usama in Arabic, but because the first three letters were USA, it was felt that Osama would be a nicer translation.

I'm no expert on Arabic, just relaying what I heard.


User currently offlineCedarwings From Lebanon, joined Apr 2004, 216 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 10090 times:

Ussama (in English)
and Oussama (in French)

This is how it is pronounced in Arabic.




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User currently offlineFlyingColours From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2315 posts, RR: 10
Reply 18, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 10088 times:

I thought it was c*nt in English

AAplatnumflier - Know something we dont?

The sooner we catch him the better, then I think after a wee bit of punishment we strap him to the front of one of those Remote Controlled DC-8s and fly it into a concrete wall.

USAma - probably changed it because it wouldn't look good on his recruiting posters, "Join USAma fight the USA & the rest of civilisation....." :|

Phil
FlyingColours



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User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 21
Reply 19, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 10075 times:

Usama bin Laden is still hiding! when will we find him???


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