A couple of months ago I was thinking of having a new, preferably creative URL for my current blog or maybe even a future one. Using trial and error I found a URL which doesn't quite meet my criteria but which could serve another purpose many people seem to be so passionate about!
Today as I was inspecting my blogger account after a long time of absence, I stumbled upon that URL which I have completely forgotten about. To my surprise it happens to be arabiangulf.blogspot.com!
I innocently chose this URL without even keeping in mind the Persian/Arabian Gulf controversy and I got a giggle out finding a few comments waiting for me on the test post I have published, disqualifying the authenticity of the name. Heh.
One of the commenters also has an entire blog dedicated to the cause of the “Persian Gulf.” What a commitment!
I’m not really big on names and labels and I don’t really care if the Gulf is “Arabian” or “Persian” even though arguments do favour the latter. In fact, Persia dominates the gulf not only historically, but also boarder wise. Not to mention that outside of the GCC no other country refers to it as the Arabian Gulf, even the Arabs used to refer to it as "Khaleeg Faris." As far as I’m concerned, however, it aint gonna make a bit of a difference in the world. As long as the sea/gulf border is agreed upon, I doubt this argument will go beyond, well, an argument! Plus, we have an entire sea named after us. That makes up for it, no?
For now, I’ll let myself enjoy this silly tickly sense of victory for unintentionally laying my hand on a controversial blogspot URL. *smirk*