Originally posted by streetfightingman
What the heck is with all of this "we" and "global" and "initiative" and "central" and "international" and "standard" and "average
edit on 18-1-2013 by streetfightingman because: (no reason given)
In order, when one is discussing a scenario which involves a group of people, of which one is a part, then the collective can be called "we". Its
strange, but thats the way that word has been used for some time now, and since we have all had a while to get used to it, I think it might be an idea
if we (OH NO!) all settled down just a little.
Sometimes it is necessary to speak of the whole world, or something which affects the whole world. At times like these, we use the word global, to
signify that we are not talking about something which only effects one or two locations on it, but has planet wide consequence.
Initiative is a word which is used in several ways, but in this instance an initiative is a plan of action, which seeks to achieve a specific aim.
When one wishes to speak of the way administrative power is distributed across a nation, often it is necessary to point out that power seems to be
drawing itself toward the capital city, toward the government, rather than outward toward the people. Centralised then, would seem to be a good bit of
terminology, and central also works that way.
Also, lets face it, if you know a better way to explain that what you are talking about concerns all or many nations, then I would love to hear it.
But in the mean time, the word international seems to fit quite well.
I fail to see also, the problem that you have with the word standard. Assuming we are not using this word to describe a battle banner, then we must
be using it in place of the word normal, or average, and sometimes to describe a certain level of attainment in whatever field.
If you are having trouble with the words average American, I imgaine life must be a right pain for you. I mean, this is basic English comprehension.
In all seriousness though, These are all perfectly acceptable words to use. How one decides to interpret those words, and how much one agrees with
the premise which is being posited by thier use however, those are down to ones own intellect and political persuasion.