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#1 User is offline   Adi Barb 

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Posted 21 August 2007 - 10:12 AM



Here's an interesting news:

A Chinese couple seeking a distinctive and modern name for their child chose the commonly used Internet 'at' symbol, much to the consternation of Chinese officials.

The unidentified couple and the attempted naming were cited Thursday by a Chinese government official as an example of bizarre names creeping into the Chinese language.

The father "said 'the whole world uses it to write e-mails and translated into Chinese it means 'love him,'"' Li Yuming, the vice director of the State Language Commission, said at a news conference.

The symbol pronounced in English as 'at' sounds like the Chinese phrase "love him."

Source: Forbes
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Posted 21 August 2007 - 07:20 PM

QUOTE(Adi Barb @ Aug 21 2007, 01:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Here's an interesting news:

A Chinese couple seeking a distinctive and modern name for their child chose the commonly used Internet 'at' symbol, much to the consternation of Chinese officials.

The unidentified couple and the attempted naming were cited Thursday by a Chinese government official as an example of bizarre names creeping into the Chinese language.

The father "said 'the whole world uses it to write e-mails and translated into Chinese it means 'love him,'"' Li Yuming, the vice director of the State Language Commission, said at a news conference.

The symbol pronounced in English as 'at' sounds like the Chinese phrase "love him."

Source: Forbes

That is very funny. I don't understand why parents want to give such funny names to their children. I personally don't believe that this in any way will make the child unique.
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Posted 22 August 2007 - 10:03 AM

I had seen this news in chinese newspaper.
But I don't believe such news,because if add @ in chinese name,it's very strange.
maybe just a joke.
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Posted 24 August 2007 - 06:55 PM



QUOTE(Adi Barb @ Aug 21 2007, 11:12 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Here's an interesting news:

news is pluralia tantum, therefore is not countable smile.gif maybe .. some interesting news, or an interesting piece of news .. ? smile.gif
QUOTE(Adi Barb @ Aug 21 2007, 11:12 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
A Chinese couple seeking a distinctive and modern name for their child chose the commonly used Internet 'at' symbol, much to the consternation of Chinese officials.

The unidentified couple and the attempted naming were cited Thursday by a Chinese government official as an example of bizarre names creeping into the Chinese language.

The father "said 'the whole world uses it to write e-mails and translated into Chinese it means 'love him,'"' Li Yuming, the vice director of the State Language Commission, said at a news conference.

The symbol pronounced in English as 'at' sounds like the Chinese phrase "love him."

Source: Forbes
Why not? Is there any rule stating we only have to give names which contains letters? In an informational world, alphanumeric characters rule blum.gif
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Posted 30 August 2007 - 09:10 PM



Okay... this is really funny and weird.
Yes if the name in chinese sounds like Love him I think its ok, because they anyway use wird compinations for names.
It would be wird for a passport or anything to have the "@ Chung" name on it. I can only say... Crazzy people...
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Posted 30 December 2008 - 12:09 PM



Its interesting but is strange until we are a Chinese person. The name "@" is good, short and sweet rolleyes.gif
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Posted 29 November 2010 - 10:07 AM

i think it's just a joke...... :closedeyes: :closedeyes: :closedeyes:
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Posted 24 December 2010 - 03:57 AM

Just a joke. The Chinese government will never let that happen to their people.
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