Beijing was Peking, but now it's Beijing. So what am I eating, Beijing duck?
One by one, the distinctive place names of the 19th Century are slipping away. Saigon had a better ring to it than Ho Chi Minh City. Bombay became Mumbai. Persia became Iran. Burma became Myanmar.
Congo declared itself Zaire, then changed its mind and went back to Congo.
A friend of mine in Calcutta tells me it's now Kolkata.
What's with all the name changes? Pick a name. Own it. Love it.