Wednesday, August 31, 2011

South Sudan


Dear South Sudan,

A belated congratulations to you, the newest nation on earth. Now that you've been a country for a little over a month, allow me to make a suggestion: a name change.

South Sudan? Really? That's not very creative, and that I say, is a bad way to start your history. We already have Sudan, but you're better than them (remember how you broke off?), and you need a name to prove it. When you take your name from your former country, and simply put a cardinal direction in front, you are giving us reason to think you aren't as good, that you are just another appendage country.

If you are going to put Sudan in your country name, grow a pair and do something bold by calling yourself: Better Sudan, Newer Sudan, or Verified on Twitter Sudan

But that's not your only option. According to Wikipedia, your capital is Juba. That would have been a good country name. Juba -- it rolls right off the tongue and into places my imagination dreams to go. Some of your other city names: Rumbek, Yambio or Raga would have been sick, too. Or how about something interesting like Country? That would be hilarious. Would I ever forget a country named Country? No, I wouldn't; I would applaud it vigorously.

Sincerely,

Map Glancers Everywhere

23 comments:

  1. Feel free to contribute. Other name suggestions welcomed:

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  2. How about UDAN that means take-off in Hindi and thats what south sudan just did :-)
    and verified by twitter LOL

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  3. Newdan.

    I think I'll let my wife name the kids.

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  4. There's a small country in Africa called Djibouti. (Pronounced: Jabootie) I've always loved that name. Maybe South Sudan should've conquered them and took their name.
    ~ Angela
    grahamandangela.blogspot.com

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  5. I'm the South Sedan namer, and the actual name is not South Sudan. English speakers just can't pronounce our country's actual name. So, we just told you all if was South Sudan so you could call us SOMETHING.

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  6. They could call them selves Africa! Then Africa would be a contry and a contenent!

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  7. Well, you can't argue that their anthem ""South Sudan Oyee!" sounds fun. Oyee! Kid ya not...

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  8. 'The Land of Cush'
    That was the working title for the anthem before 'South Sudan Oyee' was adopted.

    I like 'The Land of Cush'

    (What is Cush?)

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  9. you are mentioned here http://chintangupta.blogspot.com/2011/09/thursday-blog-surfing-01.html

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  10. @Texa..., agreed.
    @Miss Teacher, I like that, too. Land of Cush. Sounds like an easy life

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  11. If Sudan were a rapper it might be Su-danger?

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  12. I really like the 'verified-on-twitter Sudan". Hip and at the moment. Nice blog you have here, I'll stop by more frequently.

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  13. Sudan... You're post gave me a lot to think about. HAha very funny thuogh

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  14. I like how Juba sounds; they could like just swap the country's name with the capital name.

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  15. Heh, funny stuff.
    I agree, not really creative are they?

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  16. There's a little something for you at my place.

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