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 Feb 22 - Adolf Hitler, Frankenstein on the ballot in India
topic by bobbysteels18 - 02-22-2013, 05:37 PM


Adolf Hitler, Frankenstein on the ballot in India

GAUHATI, India (AP) Adolf Hitler is running for election in India. So is Frankenstein.
The tiny northeast Indian state of Meghalaya has a special fascination for interesting and sometimes controversial names, and the ballot for state elections Saturday is proof.
Among the 345 contestants running for the state a$sembly are Frankenstein Momin, Billykid Sangma, Field Marshal Mawphniang and Romeo Rani. Some, like Kenedy Marak, Kennedy Cornelius Khyriem and Jhim Carter Sangma, are clearly hoping for the electoral success of their namesake American presidents.
Then there is Hitler.
This 54-year-old father of three has won three elections to the state a$sembly with little controversy over being named after the Nazi dictator.
His father had worked with the British army, but apparently developed enough of a fascination with Great Britain's archenemy to name his son Adolf Hitler though he also gave him the middle name Lu, Hitler said.
"I am aware at one point of time Adolf Hitler was the most hated person on earth for the genocide of the Jews. But my father added 'Lu' in between, naming me Adolf Lu Hitler, and that's why I am different," Hitler told The a$sociated Press from the small village of Mansingre, 200 kilometers west of Gauhati, the capital of the nearby state of a$sam.
Hitler said his name has not stopped him from traveling the world, including to the United States and Germany.
"I never had problems obtaining a visa but I was asked many times during immigration as to why I should have such a name. I told the immigration staff I possibly didn't have a role in my naming," he said.
India played little role in World War II, and many Indians view Hitler not as the personification of evil but as a figure of fascination. Hitler's book "Mein Kampf" is prominently displayed at many Indian bookstores. The owner of a menswear shop named his store "Hitler," then expressed puzzlement last year after Israel complained.
Musfika Haq, a teacher in Meghalaya's capital, Shillong, said such names are common in the state.
"Parents obviously get fascinated by names of well-known or great leaders, but must be unaware that some of them, like Hitler, had been highly controversial," he said.


No furor over Adolf Hitler's name on Indian ballot - Yahoo! News


2 comments for "Feb 22 - Adolf Hitler, Frankenstein on the ballot in India"


 02-22-2013, 09:13 PMaway - #2
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Not to be a racist bastard but when I call customer service and *clearly* get someone in India, I always call "bull####" when they say "hi-m'am/sir-my-name-is......BillyJoe..how-may-I-help-you-today".

yes to "m'am/sir" .. I've heard that more than once which means the customer service people are reading the ENTIRE prompter, Anchorman-style.




"Hi-sir-my-name-is-Tupac-Ganesh-how-may-I-help-you-today"
 

 



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