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Old 12-26-2007, 01:29 PM
 
Location: In exile, plotting my coup
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Ahhh yes, I've come across that. My city (Daejeon) used to be Taejon.

I find it interesting that the former way of spelling the city's name (Inchon) is closer to the pronunciation. It's not in-chee-on as one would think, but simply in-chon. Progress, eh?
I was a geography nerd when I was younger, and I've noticed that a lot of Korean cities somewhere along the way, I think within the last 10 years or so, slightly altered the spelling of their names. Pusan became Busan. Taegu became Daegu. Inchon became Incheon. The same thing happened in India (i.e. Bombay became Mumbai) but the reasoning in that instance for clearer than for Korean cities. Anyone know why Korean cities suddenly changed?
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Old 12-26-2007, 11:16 PM
 
Location: Florida
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When I flew back from SE Asia I had a stopover there once. Everybody in the restarant laughed when I said "welcome back to the west".

It sure didn't feel like we were in Asia anymore
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Old 12-27-2007, 08:06 AM
 
Location: the midwest
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I was a geography nerd when I was younger, and I've noticed that a lot of Korean cities somewhere along the way, I think within the last 10 years or so, slightly altered the spelling of their names. Pusan became Busan. Taegu became Daegu. Inchon became Incheon. The same thing happened in India (i.e. Bombay became Mumbai) but the reasoning in that instance for clearer than for Korean cities. Anyone know why Korean cities suddenly changed?
No but I'll try to find out...
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Old 12-28-2007, 10:40 AM
 
Location: So. of Rosarito, Baja, Mexico
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This a small followup on my 1st sight of INCHON as I saw it. On seeing something for the first time we generally recall the 1st and last images. For me , it was the city hall with the bullet and shell holes thruout its exterior and the sunken rail bridge nearby. Going down south to PUSAN via railroad cars the terrean seemed level and fairly nice. The LAST VIVID image I have was on leaving the rail car was a little boy about 8 yrs of age, on on cement/ground with his legs gone just below the waist. He had a large piece of straw mat attached to his behind as a cushion as he dragged himself by hand on the cement. He was a vivid casualty of the KOREAN WAR, the last picture in my mind. Yes, I INCHON, saw the city hall and a little boy all in one recolletion. Thanks again, Stefhen
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