Ethiopia, Famine and the Oxford Dictionary

By Prof. Alemayehu G. Mariam, Oxymorons (figures of speech that combine contradictory terms) can sometimes provide unique insights into the cognitive process. Recently, dictator Meles Zenawi responding to an interviwer’s question made a public confession of shame and regret over the fact that the Oxford Dictionary uses Ethiopia as a prime example of famine. Interviewer: […]

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