Tuesday, September 06, 2005

WORDS MATTER - REFUGEE vs EVACUEE

FROM THE OED :
REFUGEE, N. 1.

a. One who, owing to religious persecution or political troubles, seeks refuge in a foreign country; orig. applied to the French Huguenots who came to England after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685. b. A runaway; a fugitive from justice, etc. rare. c. transf. of migratory birds. Obs. rare1. d. Someone driven from his home by war or the fear of attack or persecution; a displaced person. Also fig.

EVACUEE, A,

A person who has been evacuated.

3 Comments:

At 11:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They got help..shut up you spooks

 
At 12:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Refugee" was the wrong word, and you are very, very rude.

 
At 10:54 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Words DO matter to those who are intelligent and sensitive to the well being of others.

 

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