Saturday, September 17, 2005

word of the day

xenophobia \ZEN-uh-FOE-bee-uh\, noun:
Fear or hatred of strangers, people from other countries, or
of anything that is strange or foreign.

After calling for peace in 61 languages and beseeching the
world to end racism and xenophobia, the pope made a
surprise announcement.
--"Will the Next Pope Be Catholic?" [1]SF Weekly, April 26,
2000

In Europe today, it is xenophobia and the political
manipulation of fear of foreigners that pose the greatest
threat to democracy, or at least to the quality of
democracy.
--Kofi Annan, "Democracy: An international issue," UN
Chronicle, June-August, 2001

The news, the incidents and accidents of everyday life, can
be loaded with political or ethnic significance liable to
unleash strong, often negative feelings, such as racism,
chauvinism, the fear-hatred of the foreigner or,
xenophobia.
--Pierre Bourdieu, [2]On Television

In the embattled atmosphere of wartime France,
[3]Apollinaire's quenchless appetite for the new was not
widely shared. Xenophobia reigned.
--Ruth Brandon, [4]Surreal Lives: The Surrealists 1917-1945
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The word xenophobia was formed from the Greek elements xenos
"guest, stranger, foreigner" + phobos "fear."

1 comment:

the sex machine, Lets BUNGARA! said...

My dearest Nicole,

I wish to thank you for all the good times and your kindness, and also hanging around me (ur so beautiful It makes me almost look average, your beauty rubs off on to those around you.)

ooh, b4 i forget, thanks for those inspiring quotes, and heres one of a wise old monk.

"conquer yourself before you conquer your enemies" -the sunim chingu
much love my sister

Peace, Love and Harmony.