Ceci n'est pas une pipe.
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Date: Thu, 30 Apr 98 12:57:48 -0700
Subject: Ceci n'est pas une pipe.
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Horse's nasty name scratched
WELLINGTON (Reuters) - The name of racehorse Tulsy Tsan landed its owners
in trouble in New Zealand.
Just hours before she was to race in Wellington Saturday, the filly was
withdrawn. The reason?
Racing authorities discovered to their horror the name spelled backward
could be offensive, The Evening Post reported Thursday.
She was renamed Ben Again and returned to the track in a trial race Tuesday.
New Zealand Conference spokesman Tim Aldridge said the risque naming of
horses was nothing new.
"We often have to seek help from the German or French language departments
of Victoria University to clarify the meaning or pronunciation of names,"
he told the paper.
© 1998 Peter Langston