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New Words & Insights

Don’t laugh ok?!

Maybe I’m not as smart as some of you people out there in blog land, but in the last hour or so I’ve been learning some new words. I’m guessing being a UNI student does that!

Thought I’d share them with you, just in case you cared!

e tour d’horizon: review, survey (of a situation)

antecedent: a preceding circumstance, event, object, style, phenomenon, etc.

civilisatrice: the ‘Civilising’ mission. ie. The "mission civilisatrice" – French Colonisation in Africa.

deplorable: causing or being a subject for grief or regret; lamentable.

tautological: needless repetition of an idea, esp. in words other than those of the immediate context, without imparting additional force or clearness

nascent: beginning to exist or develop; in the process of birth; incipient, not mature

And a quote for you, from a guy called C. P. Snow in 1959:

"Life for the overwhelming majority of mankind has always been nasty, brutish and short. It is so in the poor countries still. This disparity between the rich and the poor has been noticed. It has been noticed, most acutely and not unnaturally, by the poor. Just because they have noticed it, it won’t last for long. Whatever else in the world we know survives to the year 2000, that won’t. Once the trick of getting rich is known, as it now is, the world can’t survive half rich and half poor. It’s just not on."

Interesting eh?

I agree, this whole poverty thing, "It’s just not on."



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Kathleen Johansson

We shall win.

"The decree has gone forth that the kingdoms of this world shall become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ and that He shall reign whose right it is from the River to the ends of the earth. We shall win. It is only a question of time. I believe that this Movement shall inaugurate the final conquest of our Lord Jesus Christ."
- General Catherine Booth

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