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7/10/2006 7:01 am

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buoi oh buoi I

WEB SITE'S NAME TOO RUDE
(Viet Nam) - A Web site seeking to advertise the humble grapefruit will not be permitted to register its name in Vietnamese because the word is spelled the same as penis, an official said. "We have to refuse the Web site name of website because the word for grapefruit, 'buoi,' without a proper tone marking can be misunderstood to mean penis," said Thai Huu Ly of the Vietnam Internet Network Information Centre. Vowels in written and printed Vietnamese incorporate elaborate markings indicating one of six pronunciation tones. But because Web site addresses carry no tone indications, confusion can arise. "The word is very sensitive so we will definitely refuse," he said. According to Vietnamese regulations, names of Web sites must not contain words that "violate the national interest or are not in accordance with social ethics, lifestyle and national culture."


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