Posted by Tabernacles E. Townsfolk on 4/5/2017, 10:31 pm, in reply to "Lol"
To be contrarian, look at the word "decimate" -- what began as an obscure technical term has come to mean something else, probably because it sounds like "devastate", and this usage is in the dictionary. At some point it's really kind of silly to insist that something means what it doesn't mean, and "first/third world" to mean "rich" and "poor" countries is the terms' primary -- and almost only -- use nowadays.
It can be hard, of course: I'll die on the mountain denying that question-begging means what it almost exclusively does.
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