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Thursday 30 December, 02004

Nomenclature

by Matthew Bartlett @ 9:11 pm

From Mike Goheen tonight I learn the term ‘Majority World’ to use in place of ‘Third World’. I like that replacement because it reminds me that I am one of the minority rich from whom much is due. I feel we (me, this city, the churhes) are all playing penuckle, inanely entertaining ourselves as if the world were a happy place.

With the Agur the oracle I say, “Surely I am too stupid to be a man. I have not the understanding of a man. I have not learned wisdom, nor have I knowledge of the Holy One.”

I have no idea what I’m doing for New Year’s.

4 Responses to “Nomenclature”

  1. Deborah says:

    One very very good lecturer at uni once told me all about the stupidity of phrases like Globalisation and the World Wide Web.

    I have to work in a supermarket on New Year’s Eve. And the day after :(

  2. Deborah says:

    Nomenclature is a very nice word to say, I say.

  3. Hans says:

    “Inanely entertaining ourselves as if the world were a happy place.” Rage, rage, against the dying of the light.

    On a happy note, I get to work all night tonight at the after hours centre, hopefully people will be too happy to be ill, yeah right.

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