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G. , from the Republic of South Africa: ". . . Mr. [Steven] Biko used to be the forty fifth political detainee to die within the arms of the safety police . . . " (New York instances, 9/20/77). See additionally INTERN. detention. Imprisonment with out trial, frequently for political purposes. The legal or different enclosure (football stadiums and different structures sometimes are pressed into carrier) during which the DETAINEES are constrained, frequently is defined as a detention camp, reformatory, or detention facility. In politically complex nations the time period m a y b e g u s s i e d u p . . . a s manhattan publish columnist J a m e s A. W e c h s l e r seventy five deuce stumbled on while he received a glance at his FBI file: "My dossier finds that from June 1942 until eventually February 1945, i used to be at the FBI director's record of american citizens distinct for'custodial detention,'. . . " {New York put up, 1/4/77). See additionally focus CAMP, INTERN, PREVENTIVE DETENTION, a n d protecting CUSTODY. deuce. The satan, devil. "The deuce we're! " (Owen Johnson, Stover at Yale, 1931). And in a variation spelling from Tom Thumb's beautiful track publication, (ca. 1744): The Wheelbarrow broke and provides my spouse a fall, The duce take Wheelbarrow, spouse & all. "Deuce" doubles as a euphemism for "damn",- see DARN in addition to satan, THE. develop/developer/development. genuine property phrases for, so as. (1) to destroy the land, or no matter what is status on it,- (2) the person that does the ruining,- and (3) the widely ticky-tacky results of the operation. genuine property has been "developed" not less than because the 19th century, and the euphemism has lengthy been famous as such, e. g. : "Hogarth's condo in Chiswick . . . shall be bought via a builder who will do what's referred to as boost the property,- we know pretty much what that suggests" (Times [London], 11/6/01). "Developers" and "development" are likely to continue inexorably, in addition to execrably, and with out regard for nationwide barriers: "The push to discover and make the most the remotest corners of the earth can't be stopped simply, if in any respect, specially now that mankind is changing into uneasily conscious of the planet's finite assets. the method is mostly referred to as improvement and most of the people welcome it. Small tribal societies are hence obvious 'standing within the approach of improvement' and it's felt that they need to adapt or face extinction" (David Maybury-Lewis, manhattan occasions, 3/15/74). See additionally constructing and REALTOR. constructing. As utilized to international locations: negative, backward, or primitive. "Developing" is a third-order euphemism. It changed UNDERDEVELOPED, which was once marginally kinder than undeveloped, which, in flip, was once gentler than the unique "poor," "backward," or "primitive. " This illustrates the primary of Succession: In time, euphemisms are inclined to develop into tainted by way of the "bad" meanings of the phrases for which they stand, with the outcome that new euphemisms needs to consistently be created to interchange previous ones. Already, "developing" seems at the method out, however it isn't really but transparent what its successor might be. The technical "LDC" (LesserDeveloped state) is an effective guess, notwithstanding EMERGENT and rising are nonetheless ready within the wings.

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