Rebrand Dictatorship to Super Happy Democracy.
Fun and Tasty Democracy
Saudi Arabia leans forward intently.
They make no pretensions to be anything but an absolute monarchy.
It's actually in the name of the country.
Saudi Arabia= Arabia ruled by House Saud.
Yet they attempt sport washing. So they know they need to turn attention away from it
This needs to be top comment.
It’s like the *Democratic People’s Republic* of Korea.
Why they changed it, I can't say. People just liked it better that way.
Why did Turkey get the works?
That's nobody's business but the Turks... Türks?
Istanbul not constantinople, now it’s…
Is it pronounced any different?
slightly different with an added syllable on the [end.](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfFZK6b2jtI)
No, you just picture being more obstinate than usual in your mind when you say it
So like a Canadian would say it.
actually its more of a Turkey-yeh
Yeah, the umlaut over the 'u' changes its pronunciation (same as the German version), and the 'e' at the end gets pronounced.
Say it like Kanye.
Will they rename the
You could classify Turkey’s actions on the Kurds a genocide as well. For decades speaking Kurdish was a crime.
The first Kurd to be elected to Turkey’s parliament was arrested the first day on the job for giving a passionate speech on the budding Turkish-Kurd relationship and was immediately arrested for saying a Kurdish word for friendship.
Turkey sucks. Fuck Turkey.
Genocide was literally defined as what the turks did to the armenians...
Careful with this, otherwise the Turkish internet hoard will find you.
They did, it's called war
Genocide is ok as long as it's during wartime eh?
No one said it was ok, but they did rename it.
Isn’t that their stripper name?
Yes, Turki with a heart over the i.
Hmm, I thought it was Vanessa
It’s like if IKEA named a country.
That's cool, you know I'm going to jump in on this trend and maybe even get a little bit ahead of it if I can. From now on I'm gonna refer to Hungary as Hángrye. Now I know that'll make some Hungarian politicians upset, excuse me, Hángryrean politicians upset that I made my move before they had a chance, but that's what you get for dawdling. I can practically hear them now, shouting "don't make us Hángrye. You wouldn't like us when we're Hángrye."
Have a Snickers. You're a dictatorship when you're Hangrye.
Turkiye wouldn't be too bad, but Türkiye is just to piss off everybody trying to find those 2 little dots on their keyboard.
"Umlauts" making a comeback.
How many folks know how to activate umlauts keyboard, besides Germans?
The Dutch, we use them as well.
I'll call them super happy fun club if they stop blocking nato membership votes.
"says Prime Minister Cranberry Sauce"
I've been calling them something else for a couple of years now - probably won't use the new name either.
In a similar move to make it harder to type, Reddit will be rebranded as R’dddÿeêTtlmnop
I'd prefer it were called "Former NATO member ".
Hahahaha. Never gonna happen.
Unless they CHOOSE too.
The bosphorus is too important
>The bosphorus is too important
That's actually less relevant then the fact that NATO has no mechanism for removal of others.
You're probably correct. That doesn't negate my deskre to see it, though.
Im fairly confident turkiye wouldn't agree to leave NATO even if they weren't controlling a critical passage and had one of the largest military's in NATO.
>Turkey the bird is called by a different name in many languages, such as "peru" in Portuguese, while in Turkish it is "hindi".
Should we soon expect a rebranding for Purroo and the Hendee language?
Türkiye its like turducken with lips and assholes instead of ducks and chickens.
Turkey Türkiye, tomato tomato.
The nation formerly known as Turkey. TNFKAT
Producers already change Made in Turkey to Made in Turkiye.
We'll call you Turkiye when you stop blocking Sweden and Finland entering Nato, TURKEY.
Stinkhole3 would be free
John will now be called Jon
John will now be Jöahyn (pronounced John)
How about we just use they/them for that country?
The country formerly known as Turkey...
Cue They Might Be Giants- "Istanbul Not Constantinople"
They should leave NATO so Finland and Sweden can join.
A crap pile by any other name smells as sweet.
Same ancient bigotry, all new branding!
I want to call it Anatolia since they forced everybody else out.
I'm sorry, but I'm not sure if this isn't an Onion article
They want to rebrand their name to look like they're trying to recreate the name in an mmo, but is already taken
As a Türk, most of us feel like it's unnecessary especially since we know foreigners struggle to pronounce Türkiye.
Damn, but maybe they should make Enes Freedom their mascot while they're at it. Branding 101.