What’s in a spelling ?

As we all know that our city is going to be renamed officially to its original vernacular name in the near future. After all kinds of ‘What’s in a name?’ debate, now we have a new problem in our hands. What’s going to be exact spelling … Bengalooru or Bengaluru ?

Adding more to the confusion is this barricade of Traffic police.

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Bangaluru ?? Where did this come from ?

It’s evident from the recent political nataka that policitians of Karnataka are becoming more and more superstitious. I am afraid; a day might come when a CM changes the city name to a spelling numerologically beneficial to him.

15 Comments so far

  1. Ravi (unregistered) on December 4th, 2007 @ 11:20 am

    Good point, Shande!


  2. Chandan (unregistered) on December 4th, 2007 @ 12:14 pm

    I’ld prefer Bengaluru over Bengalooru as it requires only eight alphabet to spell the word.


  3. Chandan (unregistered) on December 4th, 2007 @ 12:17 pm

    * Oops its Nine letters less by one alphabet


  4. Daze (unregistered) on December 4th, 2007 @ 8:09 pm

    as I said earlier somewhere on my blog
    “Bengalooru is the only city with a name that sounds like the place where an entire other state (Bengal) goes to the crapper.”
    I;d like to that post if I knew where it was.


  5. Daze (unregistered) on December 4th, 2007 @ 8:12 pm

    I meant to say I’d *link* to that post. I guess I gotta stop working so hard (HAR!)

    Anyway – found it, and here goes the shameless plug:
    http://bangaloredaze.blogspot.com/2007/02/more-merrier-i-think-not.html


  6. Krishna (unregistered) on December 5th, 2007 @ 3:33 am

    Actually, the current name ‘Bangalore’ is the best. These vote suckers think that by changing the name of a city, they can get the power next time too…

    As someone mentioned earlier, days are not too far where a CM might change a city name so that his planets will be brought in a proper order which will bring him more lucj to take the power in the forthcoming election.


  7. Ravi (unregistered) on December 5th, 2007 @ 9:43 am

    Daze, my man!
    You should be writing here, dude! Want to?
    Ravi


  8. Daze (unregistered) on December 5th, 2007 @ 6:02 pm

    Ravi;
    Where’s Here? At Metblogs?
    Regardless, thanks for the offer. I’m unfortunately
    a). Infrequent
    b). Prone to “colorful” language
    c). Capable of frequently offending with my opinions.
    d). Kinda fond of having my own anonymous blog

    But thanks again, give my blog a looksee and let me know if you think it’s worth the fuss. Or we could work out some sort of crossposting type relationship.


  9. Daze (unregistered) on December 5th, 2007 @ 6:45 pm

    Ravi;
    Where’s Here? At Metblogs?
    Regardless, thanks for the offer. I’m unfortunately
    a). Infrequent
    b). Prone to “colorful” language
    c). Capable of frequently offending with my opinions.
    d). Kinda fond of having my own anonymous blog

    But thanks again, give my blog a looksee and let me know if you think it’s worth the fuss. Or we could work out some sort of crossposting type relationship.


  10. Daze (unregistered) on December 5th, 2007 @ 6:45 pm

    Ravi;
    Where’s Here? At Metblogs?
    Regardless, thanks for the offer. I’m unfortunately
    a). Infrequent
    b). Prone to “colorful” language
    c). Capable of frequently offending with my opinions.
    d). Kinda fond of having my own anonymous blog

    But thanks again, give my blog a looksee and let me know if you think it’s worth the fuss. Or we could work out some sort of crossposting type relationship.


  11. Libran Lover (unregistered) on December 6th, 2007 @ 3:32 am

    For the phonetically challenged: It is pronounced BengaLooru, and not Bengaalooru. Notice the single ‘a’ versus the double ‘aa’? I won’t even try to explain the phonetic difference between the upper-case ‘L’ and the lower-case ‘l’ in English transliterations of Indian words.

    As for Bengal (and Bengalis), there’s a lot more in that state that’s already in the crapper that they can worry about. They need not concern themselves about the name of our city.

    So, one makes a tasteless joke about the name of our city, and one gets invited to blog on Bangalore metblogs? Come on, those who are given the keys to a city’s Metblog, should exercize more restraint and deliberation before extending invitations.

    As for the name issue, here are a couple of posts from my own blog:
    Bangalore Vs Bengalooru
    Bengalooru! Bengalooru! Bengalooru! – This post busts a few myths that opponents of the new old name present.

    Cheers.

    LL


  12. Ravi (unregistered) on December 6th, 2007 @ 9:38 am

    LL,
    Let me clarify that the invite to write was for the ‘tongue in cheek’ humour & ‘in-your-face’ writing that Daze seems good at. Check out his blog.
    It seems that many of us over here & I don’t mean *here* can’t take things with a daze…er, dash of salt?
    Ravi


  13. Now (unregistered) on December 6th, 2007 @ 9:46 pm

    Daze,
    get to know where you are commenting if not what


  14. Daze (unregistered) on December 7th, 2007 @ 5:51 pm

    Ravi;
    See what I mean about being capable of offending?

    Now;
    To your point, I did see Ravikumar in the authors column, I just didnt assume Ravikumar = Ravi, hence the question(s).

    And Mr. Libran Lover;
    Why so uptight, saar? Loosen up. Not getting any in spite of your handle, or what?

    Also, you’re asking Bengali’s not to be concerned about our city’s name, because there’s enough wrong in that state….
    What kind of logic is that?
    For one, there’s enough to improve in Bangalore than pronunciations or transliterations, so not even Bangaloreans should be concerned about it.
    Second, you just sprayed your opinion about their state here, so why can’t they return the favor? It’s all just opinion anyway.
    And most importantly, what gave you the idea that a Bengali is worried about your city name?

    I would make a comment here about your lack of coherence, but Linda Goodman (or was it Bejan Daruwala) already told me that this is a problem with Librans in December. Maybe it’s just your stars Loverboy.


  15. Libran Lover (unregistered) on December 11th, 2007 @ 12:06 am

    Daze,

    Great job getting personal when discussing a non-personal issue. That’s just the standard tactic of those who have nothing more meaningful to add to the main topic of discussion.

    I could make a comment here about your lack of class, but that’s quite obvious from your comments so far.

    LL



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