That’s what Iran is attempting to do. It’s warned airlines that they won’t be allowed to fly through Iranian airspace (let alone land…) unless they use the term “Persian Gulf” on their in-flight monitors.
As our correspondent Jon Leyne puts it: ‘To call it the Gulf, annoys the authorities; to call it the Arabian Gulf, infuriates them even more.’ Do you support their insistence? And in your country, do you want a strong stance taken on the correct names being used?
Just in our meeting we thought of Burma / Myanmar, Bombay / Mumbai, Ayer’s Rock / Uluru… And of course the list goes on and on.
Should we feel obliged to use the names chosen by those in power?
On another story, California has renamed Negrohead Mountain.