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Osama Vs. Usama

Fri Dec 17, 2004 8:18 pm

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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OYRJA
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RE: Osama Vs. Usama

Fri Dec 17, 2004 8:31 pm

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.
 
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RE: Osama Vs. Usama

Fri Dec 17, 2004 9:57 pm

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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RE: Osama Vs. Usama

Fri Dec 17, 2004 10:00 pm

Yeah, but how does he, himself spell it? Nice to be able to spell per our convenience.
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RE: Osama Vs. Usama

Fri Dec 17, 2004 10:01 pm

Either way, the best thing to call him is "scum of the earth". That way, everyone is happy.
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OYRJA
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RE: Osama Vs. Usama

Fri Dec 17, 2004 10:01 pm

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

Couldn't agree more Big grin
 
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RE: Osama Vs. Usama

Fri Dec 17, 2004 10:10 pm

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

Amen, Falcon!
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RE: Osama Vs. Usama

Fri Dec 17, 2004 10:16 pm

Scum of the earth, definitly is a great name for him.  Smile
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RE: Osama Vs. Usama

Fri Dec 17, 2004 11:10 pm

"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..."

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RE: Osama Vs. Usama

Sat Dec 18, 2004 12:08 am

In French he's called Oussama Ben Laden.
 
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RE: Osama Vs. Usama

Sat Dec 18, 2004 1:26 pm

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.
 
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RE: Osama Vs. Usama

Sat Dec 18, 2004 1:45 pm

they are now spelling it Usama

Fox has spelled it that way since 1998... nothing new
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RE: Osama Vs. Usama

Sat Dec 18, 2004 3:05 pm

his name is


Osama bin HIDIN'
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RE: Osama Vs. Usama

Sat Dec 18, 2004 3:10 pm

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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RE: Osama Vs. Usama

Sat Dec 18, 2004 3:53 pm

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.
 
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RE: Osama Vs. Usama

Sat Dec 18, 2004 6:06 pm

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

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RE: Osama Vs. Usama

Sat Dec 18, 2004 10:20 pm

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.
 
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RE: Osama Vs. Usama

Sat Dec 18, 2004 11:27 pm

Ussama (in English)
and Oussama (in French)

This is how it is pronounced in Arabic.

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RE: Osama Vs. Usama

Sat Dec 18, 2004 11:36 pm

I thought it was c*nt in English

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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....." :|

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RE: Osama Vs. Usama

Sun Dec 19, 2004 11:02 am

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