[MPlayer-cvslog] CVS: main AUTHORS,1.176,1.177

The Wanderer inverseparadox at comcast.net
Fri Apr 14 23:37:22 CEST 2006

Rich Felker wrote:

> On Fri, Apr 14, 2006 at 06:11:29PM +0200, Erik Slagter wrote:

>>> I second that!
>> <serious mode=off>
>> So in your case: Guillaume POIRIER [Poirier, Guillaume]
>> I always wondered why French and Belgians write the last name in
>> capitals. IMHO it's ehmmm.... not the most beautiful mode I've seen
>> ;-)
>> </serious mode=off>
> Despite being ugly, it's convenient because of idiots who insist on
> reversing names. This happens a lot especially with Japanese names
> where idiots on this side of the globe insist on writing Japanese
> people's names backwards.

Actually, that's not exclusive to this side of the globe. I've seen a
number of occasions in entirely Japanese contexts in which a Japanese
name written in Roman letters had the order of the names reversed. It
doesn't make sense to me either, but it is something they apparently do.

       The Wanderer

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