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It seems to me that there is an art school named "politically incorrect" in the United States. Funny. Sometimes, we need admit that other people are politically correct. (Of course, we have some reservations but we don't want to confront with them.)
Well, let me say a few words about Canadian politics. I hope it is politically correct.
Some of us have ever taken GRE test. I do believe they know the word "referendum". In particular, I think most friends living in Quebec
understand this word very well. We know that the Quebecquois have been struggling for independence and that they have hold several referenda. The last one was a narrow failure. I think that new Quebec provincial government will have another referendum.
We know that most Canadians, including the Quebecquois, have got bored with this independence movement. If you go to the library and look into the newspaper a few years ago, you may see another English word "neferendum". You could find this word in any English dictionary. It was coined by some Canadian journalists. Since each referendum in Quebec turned out to be a "NO", it is natural to call it "neferendum".
In this politically correct?
I hope that the reader of this posting won't have many difficulties in remembering the word "referendum" .
If we can coin some English words some day, we really possess a sense of English language.＜本文发表于: 相约加拿大:枫下论坛 www.rolia.net/f ＞