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BurmaNet: May 28, 1995, #180 (r)
This is a (rather belated) reply to the request for jokes...
[Taken from Gerry Abbott's "Back to Mandalay" 1990, Impact Books--a great
book which is well worth reading]
Gerry compiled a list of Slorc/BSPP 'Newspeak', including the following:
DESTRUCTIVE ELEMENTS insurgents, university students, their teachers
and others who disagree with us (see WE); not,
as in British English, natural phenomena such as
ERADICATE slaughter; eg. 'eradicate all destructive elements'
JUST WAR a maiming and killing of people in circumstances of which
we (see WE) approve.
LOSS AND WASTAGE theft, especially by underpaid and hungry elements.
REMOTE BORDER AREA places such as the Embassy of Czechoslovakia in
Rangoon or the Rangoon-Mandalay railway line, where
insurgent elements operate.
SPIRIT OF SELF HELP realisation that the SLORC can do nothing for you.
VOLUNTARY SERVICE slave labour
WE a few of us top dogs in Rangoon, who are going to keep things as
they are, whatever you (see YOU) want.
YOU anyone other than WE.
Does anyone want to add to this list??