You spell Corea, I spell Korea

Posted by ESC on September 17, 2003

Posted on Wed, Sep. 17, 2003
More Koreans prefer Corean spelling
Using K rather than C seen as holdover from Japanese occupation
Los Angeles Times

SEOUL, South Korea - Is alphabetical order destiny?

Yes, say Korean scholars and politicians who have begun a drive to change the official English-language name of their country to "Corea."

The seemingly arcane campaign is based on an increasingly prevalent belief that the original "C" was switched to a "K" by the Japanese at the start of their 1910-45 occupation of the peninsula so that their colonials would not precede them in the English alphabetical hierarchy. . . mld/observer/news/6789836.htm