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Stop with thiiiiiiis.
@quizlamicstate I fail to see your point. The quiz ends after you have all the answers correct, whether you have 5 seconds left or 5 minutes. It is not like you have to wait the remaining time..
The poster says "Visit Java: Only 36 hours from Singapore" ... I assume that's by boat. Appears to be from the Dutch colonial era.
I am using the Chrome browser and in it, if you right click on an image, one of the options is to search Google for that image. That's how I found out.
More seriously, though, there are some countries that insist their name stays in their own language rather than being translated. Côte d’Ivoire is one of them. (Cabo Verde and Timor-Leste are the two other big ones, if you’re curious).
What I like about jetpunk is that you can learn things there. There are hundreds of cities and capitals and otherwise useless pieces of trivia I've learnt here because the page usually insists on giving the right answer, not the more popular one. Why not stick to it when it comes to Côte d'Ivoire? Do you really think that this is something jetpunkers are unable to eventually learn?
The thing is, very clearly, the people from Côte d'Ivoire *do* object, and their Government has let it be known that they would rather be called a certain specific name.
I don't know who I am, or indeed who you are, to tell them what they should be called.
As for the argument that it's "the English name"... There are so many countries in the world that are known in English by a name that isn't in English, that the argument is just ridiculous.
A closer parallel would be Zaire, which changed its name officially to République démocratique du Congo in 1997, and today in English-speaking countries is known as The Democratic Republic of Congo, because... why wouldn't it be? The English speaking world does not speak French. It means the same thing. Continuing to call the country Zaire would be odd. Insisting that non-French speakers call it République démocratique du Congo would be equally as odd. Given that there's no established history of calling it anything else in English, it made perfect sense to start referring to the country as the DRC. As apparently the Congolese understand, much to their credit.