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Re: . . oh...the dystopia

Chrístő
chris@cjsquire.plus.com


The various political ‘-topias’ (u- = nowhere, eco-, eu- = good, dys- = bad and caco- - worst) are all imaginary so they should not be used to describe actual or historical societies. Better to stick to words like la la land, paradise, shangri la, normality, real life, business-as-usual, laissez faire, bliss, heaven, limbo, purgatory, chaos, hell, SNAFU, et cetera . .

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