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Re: Hmmm Dinah

Posted by garnet71 on February 7, 2009, at 18:45:10

In reply to Hmmm Sigismund, posted by Dinah on January 24, 2009, at 15:21:19

> > Conceivably some reasons might offend a member of this forum from a third world country, though whether we have had such beyond expats I am not aware.
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> I have some not terribly firm memory of someone from another country saying they would prefer that their country not be called a "third world country". I don't recall offhand whether this was because they preferred "developing country" or if they did not believe the designation was accurate for their country. I probably should have made a note so as not to inadvertently offend in future.

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Not to be meticulous, but I've befriended several people from "third world countries' through my years of college, and in relevant classes, countries were described in terms of first world, second, third; or developed, developing, undeveloped....I've never come across a classmate or friend who was offended by the statement.

In fact, you can't really discuss world issues, in terms of the world system, w/o the descriptive nature of the development of countries, from a scholastic sense. Hope that helps :)

 

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