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    In a move eerily reminiscent of not only the current 24 plot, but the current Russell Crowe film, State of Play, Blackwater has renamed itself to be

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    Reading the wiki article (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackwater_Worldwide), it sounds exactly as it is portrayed on TV and film, as a multi-national corporation with tentacles in everyone's pie, and subsidiaries that rakes in BILLION$ with no-bid contracts. Spooky!

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    This piece on Starkwood (heh-heh) in my local yesterday

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.c ... 01&sc=1000


    They note that Xe is pronounced "zee"; after all my Beijing inculcation last year, it looks like "shuh" to me!

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    • #3
      Originally posted by gh
      after all my Beijing inculcation last year, it looks like "shuh" to me!
      Or "She"

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      • #4
        No, like I said:

        <<"e" ....That same sound is also similar to English "duh",...>>

        as in my announcing partner at the Olympics (the "mickey mouse" many disliked for the victory ceremonies, Cui Le, pronounced "tsway luh" (really).

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        • #5
          Originally posted by gh
          <<"e" ....That same sound is also similar to English "duh",...>>.
          Maybe it's a dialect thing? I'm no expert in chinese but I would have read that as She from my limited background. Of course pin yin (or which ever you use) is not exactly perfect anyway, you really need to know the character to be sure.

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