The average person now has no connection to the rich history of places like Ceylon, Amoy, Batavia and so on without always translating hundreds of place names changed for no reason whatsoever. The average person and school kid never will.
Burmese kitty says "They are calling me WHAT ?!"
How that one line from Star Wars came to mind right off the bat, I have no idea.
I guess I get now how it would be if it was your own language ;). I don't care much either way. But think (in normal quizzes) both ways should be accepted and anybody who is bitching about that is being childish. Both are a current and valid way of spelling things.
It did give me insecurity issues when I was younger, always so confused if it was center or centre or meter or metre letter or lettre, ow wait... :P