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The ordinary-sized words are for everyone, but the big ones are especially for children.

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Stop the War: a rant.

Britain has recently begun bombing raids on Syria, attacking in particular the assets of a group of people that has just adopted a policy of exterminating disabled babies and children.

Many of those opposed to this military action are part of the Stop the War Coalition.

Whatever one thinks of the Stop the War Coalition's point of view, one must admit they have an absolutely brilliant name. I mean, just about everyone wants to Stop the War.

In fact, it's a name that disguises with great skill the fact that the argument isn't at all about whether we want to Stop the War or not, but about the best way to go about doing it.

Word To Use Today: war. The word war didn't enter the English language until the 1100s. It came from the Old Northern French werre, and is related to the Old High German werra.

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