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Belgian Congo? I don't think such existed in *There* since there's no Belgium either (territory is divided by ther Batavian Kingdom and France). Guess Belgian Congo should be replaced by Katanga, Mongo Kongo or some other central african country existing *there*--Pedromoderno 12:51, 17 June 2009 (UTC).

good catch, Pedro. BoArthur 15:01, 17 June 2009 (UTC)

"Hilary Koprowski" ??? It's polish origin name so shouldn't it be a wenedyk origin. Lets say "Koprownik" or even "Koprownika" as female version ???

I'm fine to accept whatever suggest M. Van Steenbergen can offer me. I only know enough Wenedyk to get myself in trouble. :D -- If I were forced to make a choice, it would be Kipryn (copper=kipru, polish kopro), so, if she were Wenedyk (why not?) she would be Hilara Kipryn. --BoArthur 16:26, 17 June 2009 (UTC)

Reason for the Article

Given that Alan Turing and others didn't suicide (necessarily) because of the support of the Green Carnation Party and Kemr's (and other nations) more ambivalent attitude toward homosexuality, I thought it would be an interesting view into IB and how the world coped with AIDS in light of the different zeitgeist. BoArthur 16:17, 17 June 2009 (UTC)

Early QSS

I'm traipsing through the Sessiwn this morning and found some early musings on the name of AIDS *there* (this thread). I think it started as a weird sort of trilingual pun by John Cowan, but it led to some actual discussions and ultimately led to what we know bout Richard Nixon, Jowcko map Jowcko, and the North American League... in that order. Anyway, the ideas for the name *there* (at least in Brithenig) were the English abbreviation Ach i fi (the pun, apparently a mild Welsh oath), and the serious suggestions VID (virus de imwnidad deficienn dynal) and SIDA (syndrom di imwnidad deficienn acuerid). Since the virus was first studied in New Amsterdam, the two serious Brithenig abbreviations make the most sense. Multilingual it may be, but in the end NA is a Brithenig town. Benkarnell 13:49, 7 August 2009 (UTC)

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