So when did Turin become Torino?
OK -- while I wasn't looking, the name of the ancient Italian city of Turin, home of the famous shroud of the same name, has suddenly become Torino. Yes, yes -- you're going to say - "But Aussiegirl, that is what Turin is called in Italy -- it is the proper name of the city."
Bah, humbug, I say! Turin it was, Turin it shall always be. We don't say Roma for Rome. We don't say Moskva for Moscow. It's Brussels not Bruxelles, Bucharest not Bucuresti, Prague not Praha, etc. etc.
And today I heard a report about a place called Cheelay -- wasn't that the place we used to call Chile? As in "Chilly today -- hot tomale?"
And -- it's Koran around here -- not Qur'an. Just getting a few things straight.