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Map name changes in NZ

Postby GPSGuided » Fri 23 Oct, 2015 1:38 pm

Removing the 'N' names on NZ maps? What's this about? Any more background story to this?

http://www.smh.com.au/world/kiwi-nword- ... kgj8i.html
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Re: Map name changes in NZ

Postby wayno » Fri 23 Oct, 2015 4:18 pm

remove the un PC N_ _ _ _ _ word with maori names..
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Re: Map name changes in NZ

Postby GPSGuided » Fri 23 Oct, 2015 4:46 pm

Oh, that 'N' word. Only realised by magnifying up the map and finding the word. Didn't know that word was used to any extent in NZ nor here in Oz.
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Re: Map name changes in NZ

Postby geoskid » Fri 23 Oct, 2015 8:26 pm

It's good thing the names are being changed. I can't think of another word that is more offensive... I would go so far as to say it's toxic.

I use common swear words as adjectives frequently (I try to keep in mind time, place , company), but never that word.
Gawd, it must even be at least 20 years ago that I started frowning at any joke with that word in it. A little bit of History can do that.
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Re: Map name changes in NZ

Postby geoskid » Fri 23 Oct, 2015 8:31 pm

Edit: don't need that twice.
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