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Macedonia: Name Dispute and Google Weather

Say: Macedonia posts a protest letter sent to Google by one of the blog's readers regarding the “improper naming” of the country that comes up when one does a “weather Skopje” search on Google.ca.

7 comments

  • mary

    There is only one Macedonia and that is in Northern Greece.The other Macedonia needs to be differenciated by maybe New Macedonia or North Macedonia

  • It is FYROM and not Macedonia. It should have been TYROM instead. TYRI is Greek for cheese. I think it suits those little dillusional nobodies the best as farming is the best they do.

  • Baganont

    Well first check your law’s so called Greeks. The name Macedonia was forbiden to be sayed until 1980. So from northern Greece suddenly everything becomes Macocedonia.

  • Nikola Ikonomov

    I am a Macedonian, living in the Republic of Macedonia. So is my father, and so is my grand father – born in 1905. Enough said!

  • aleksandar makedonski

    yes! one macedonia ,but when live macedonian nation….macedonian living in macedonia but if greek didn,t know –greek or macedonian—have trouble in greeks mind….do you know greek? hwo is the this modern greeks? today greek is not antic.greek dnk is from africa ,but macedonian s is from one macedonia —viva macedonia and nations of alexander of macedonia

  • aleksandar makedonski

    greeks been even macedonians slave,our friends amerikans know that and know that macedonians will be one -soon. if modern greeks ( hell-ass) or ass from hell if like be macedonians -ok .

  • Hannibal

    Macedonia belongs to the macedonians. It should be recognised under this name. The greeks shouldn’t make a problem out of things which have happened before over 2000 years.

    For example, the name “Kosovo” is bulgarian. Anyway, no single person nowaday insists, that this land is bulgarian. And something more – nobody insists, that there is a different “Kosovo” nation (unlike the case Macedonia, which has always been just a geographical term before the second world war.)

    All that the macedonians have to do is to recognize officially, that their nation exists since the end of the second world war. There is no need for them to feel ashamed of that fact. There are many young nations with a great potential. Much more shameful is to falscificate the history.

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