Re: MICROSOFT HIRED THESE PEOPLE TO SABOTAGE OPEN SOURCE
On Tue, Apr 09, 2013 at 02:23:11PM +0200, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> That's a description of the term "banana republic", but colloquial I use
> it for other countries with similar issues too. In Germany most people
> won't call Islamic nations that kill their own and other people "banana
> republic". When I call those nations "banana republics" the term I use
> is much more harmless, then the terms that are usually used to describe
> such countries.
Ralf, that's not what "banana republic" means. It refers to ... well, read
the Wiki article. You can't just redefine the word because you wish it meant
something else. "Corruption-riddled states ruled by strongmen" are just
that, not "banana republics".
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