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Sunday, September 04, 2005

The real meaning of poor

The word 'poor' has different meanings in different parts of the world. How different? Well, consider this post by John Scalzi, in which he lays out what it's like to be poor in the USA. Peter Griffin, in a response, writes:
[F]or the first time, I find myself genuinely upset with how little people in the USA know about how the rest of the world lives. Fercrying out loud, that piece [Scalzi's post] is about luxury that some people in this part of the world can never aspire to.
In the rest of his lovely post, Peter writes about what it is to be really poor. Go over and add your own two bits if you want to.
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