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Re: CHAT: Worlds - (was Secret questions)

From:Clint Jackson Baker <litrex1@...>
Date:Wednesday, June 19, 2002, 19:23
"Third world" sounds very passé--it seems the terms
used to day are "developed nation" and "developing
nation"--which is also a joke.  They would call, say,
Mali or Honduras "developing" when at points in
history they could kick the pants off their
contemporaries in Europe in certain fields.


--- Andy Canivet <cathode_ray00@...> wrote:
> >From: Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...> > > > >PS Since the second world isn't anymore, and at > least most of my friends > >aren't familiar with the designation "the first > world", the term "the third > >world" don't make to much sense nowadays. I wonder > how long it'll remain > >with us ... > > According to the Mayan calendar, we're all living in > the fifth world > ;)(until December 24th, 2012, when it becomes the > sixth...) > > Andy > > >
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