ConcordeBoy
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Fox News And Cultural Spelling...

Sat Nov 08, 2003 6:55 am

Why does Fox News continually spell Osama as "Usama", when no other major western source does? Is it a cultural thing?

They also do this with a few other names.... I'm curious.

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RE: Fox News And Cultural Spelling...

Sat Nov 08, 2003 7:37 am

Why does Fox News continually spell Osama as "Usama", when no other major western source does? Is it a cultural thing?

Cause they are stupid.

Isn't this the same network that mentioned the Space Shuttle travels through the earths atmosphere (not space) at 2 times the speed of light?

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RE: Fox News And Cultural Spelling...

Sat Nov 08, 2003 7:44 am

Oh boy, the weekly liberal bashing Fox News thread.  Insane

Isn't this the same network that mentioned the Space Shuttle travels through the earths atmosphere (not space) at 2 times the speed of light?

No, that was CNN. I'll try to find a screen capture of it when I get home.

As for why Fox spells it that way, because that is one of the ways it can be spelled. I've seen Osama/Usama interchanged on more than one media source.
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RE: Fox News And Cultural Spelling...

Sat Nov 08, 2003 7:47 am

Sorry Fox-bashers, but the FBI and CIA also spell the name "Usama":
http://www.fbi.gov/mostwant/topten/fugitives/laden.htm

http://www.odci.gov/terrorism/pub_statements_terrorism.html

All anglicized Arabic words are phonetic translations. There is linguistic disagreement about which English spellings best capture the sounds of Arabic, so there is no one "correct" spelling. Fox once ran a story on this subject and cited dozens of spellings of Moamar Khadafi's name (Qadafi, etc.). For example:

Gadhafi
Gaddafi
Kadhafi
Qaddafi
Khadafi
Qadhafi
Gadaffi
Gadafi
Khadafy
Qadafi
Khadaffi
Ghadafi
Kaddafi
Khadaffy
Gadafy
Qadaffi
Khaddafi
Kadaffi
Ghadaffi
Khaddafy
Khaddafy
Quadaffi
Quadafi
Kadafi
Qaddaffi
Ghadhafi
Gadhaffi
Kadafy
Quadhafi
Kadaffy
Kadhaffi
Khadhafi
Quadaf
Gaddafy
Qaddafy
Qadhaffi
Gadaffy
Ghadafy
Qadaafi
Quddafi
Qadhafy
Kadaafi
Qadafy
Quadhaffi
Khadhaffi
Ghadhaffi
Qudaffi
Quadhafy
Quddaffi

--B2707SST

[Edited 2003-11-07 23:49:31]
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RE: Fox News And Cultural Spelling...

Sat Nov 08, 2003 7:49 am

Usama is also an inflammtaory / rude word in Arabic so it would be more "appropriate" to maybe "intentionally" mispell it to give him more ummph so to speak.


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RE: Fox News And Cultural Spelling...

Sat Nov 08, 2003 7:50 am

Ok Arik (757300) so now we can all spell our names differently! Wooo!!

I am now Witelie

(Vitaly is my real name)

I remember flipping through the channels before GWBush was elected and seeing a short clip on the presidential campaign saying J W Bush.... it's their own republican brotha' and they can't even seem to get his name right.
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RE: Fox News And Cultural Spelling...

Sat Nov 08, 2003 7:54 am


Cause they are stupid.

Isn't this the same network that mentioned the Space Shuttle travels through the earths atmosphere (not space) at 2 times the speed of light?


Kind of ironic coming from you...
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RE: Fox News And Cultural Spelling...

Sat Nov 08, 2003 9:45 am

Here a screen capture from CNN for anyone who doesn't believe it.

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RE: Fox News And Cultural Spelling...

Sat Nov 08, 2003 9:53 am

Absolutely brilliant B757300! I expect nothing less from a fellow Aggie.
 
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RE: Fox News And Cultural Spelling...

Sun Nov 09, 2003 2:50 am

just of the record, I'm an enormous fan of Fox News... just was curious as to why they continually seemed to be the only member of the visual media utilizing that spelling/pronunciation.
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RE: Fox News And Cultural Spelling...

Sun Nov 09, 2003 3:07 am

Typos in graphics such as 'speed of light' or 'J W Bush' (hadn't heard about that one before) are generally a mistake by an individual person (and I suspect missed by some proofing process), but considering the deadline oriented nature of the business, its forgivable IMHO. I wouldn't judge the integrity of an organization on it unless it happened all the time. Not really a big deal.

P.S. I recall reading an article on why Fox spelled it 'Usama', but the reason escapes me.
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RE: Fox News And Cultural Spelling...

Sun Nov 09, 2003 5:12 am

Nice to see you are a fan of being misinformed, Concordeboy  Nuts  Insane
 
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RE: Fox News And Cultural Spelling...

Sun Nov 09, 2003 5:19 am

Sabena 690:
Nice to see you are a fan of being misinformed, Concordeboy

Now THAT'S ironic. LMFAO!!!
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RE: Fox News And Cultural Spelling...

Sun Nov 09, 2003 7:06 am

>>>Nice to see you are a fan of being misinformed, Concordeboy<<<

Yes Concordeboy, it's quite arrogant of you to deviate from Sabena's, "do not watch list". There is only one way to think, to talk, to like, to dislike, to trust. That is the Sabena 690 way. No room for controversy, to discuss, no room for difference of opinion, no agreeing to disagree. No, you will conform to Sabena 690's worldview - or else.
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RE: Fox News And Cultural Spelling...

Sun Nov 09, 2003 7:42 am

Wow... all that before even needing to retort on my own, thanks dudes  Laugh out loud

Anyways Sabena690, it was rather presumptuous/anecdotal of you to assume that I rely on FoxNews as my only source of News.  Big grin
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RE: Fox News And Cultural Spelling...

Tue Nov 11, 2003 1:15 pm

They have television in College Station? I thought all they did was shave their heads, wear silly boots and chase lassie?
 
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RE: Fox News And Cultural Spelling...

Tue Nov 11, 2003 2:31 pm

"Nice to see you are a fan of being misinformed, Concordeboy "

That was the funniest thing and the most ironic thing ive heard this week!  Laugh out loud
 
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RE: Fox News And Cultural Spelling...

Tue Nov 11, 2003 7:00 pm

Forget spelling, what about pronunciation? Now that is an insult. My fellow Americans act like the English language was made for them and any other is just a joke, like they proceed to pronounce Iraq as "eye-rack" or "ear-rack", instead of the actual pronunciation of "ee-ruck"

Like my name is spelled P-A-V-A-N, how is that pronounced in English? I've heard "pay vin", "pay von", "paw von", etc. Here is something helpful: In India V's sound like W's. From there we get "paw wan", "pay won", "pa juan" (like in Spanish which is bad enough cuz I look like one), etc. It is actually pronounced "pah one".

Granted there is no way anyone can see that in the original, I know all I have to do it tell them, but most people choose to believe that if it is spelled in English, their version is fine.  Pissed

Case in point: Many news organizations have the utmost disrespect for other cultures. I’ll bet French news' hate pronouncing the word “email”.

And you thought spelling was bad...  Insane


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