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Ron Anders27-Feb-21 2:09
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trønderen27-Feb-21 8:17
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Off-tracking completely:

For thirty years, Norwegians have argued whether 'internet' is to be spelled 'internett' (double t) in Norwegian. IP buffs insist that Internet is a proper name, The Internet. You cannot translate a proper name! (And please disregard the fact that by distinctions taught at universities in the 1980s, when IP really started to grow, The Internet doesn't technically qualify as an internet at all, but as intranet!)

Then comes BT, named after an honored Norse king. We Norsemen are so proud of it that we do not want to honor 'Bluetooth' as the proper name of the technology; lots of people (including quite a few of those insisting on 'internet' in its English form) call it 'Blåtann'.

Going one step further: When you visit the grave of old Harald, is that the grave of Mr. Bluetooth, or of Mr. Blåtann?

If I go to England to see the grave of Winston Kirkebakke, would you think that would be a proper way to refer to the British prime minister during WW2?
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