Friday, October 30, 2009

I can't tell if this is a deliberate pun

From the Korean Times, I found the headline:

Embracing Minorities Key to Fertile Nations

Perhaps the 'free hugs' movement is a way to embrace foreigners.

The article is a long and thoughtful one about maintaining population sizes, how the US and France are managing it in different ways, and what Korean could learn from the two disparate* examples.

I wrote more, then deleted it. I still think the title is amusing, but I am not sure how I feel about the article. Is it encouraging births out-of-marriage or merely reporting on it? Am I so conservative that I automatically disapprove of single-mothers? I need to think more about this article and I am not sure that I will be posted the results of my meditation.
*vocab question:
This is the first time I have used "disparate" - it means something like 'diverse', right?


Kevin Kim said...

I usually think of "disparate" as meaning "distinctly different," or "radically different," which isn't far off from the meanings given in online dictionaries like or

kwandongbrian said...

I think I used it right, then.

kwandongbrian said...

Or rather, used it correctly.

Kevin Kim said...

Truly dost thou rock.