Friday, September 23, 2005

Defining Our Terms

We've talked it over, and we have come up with the "correct" terms by which to define ourselves. We are not refugees from Rita, we are evacuees.

We think an "evacuee" is someone who still has a home to go back to after the hurricane. A "refugee" is someone whose home has been destroyed.

Signed, TJB
(still an evacuee, and happy to be, all things considered)

1 comment:

tsj said...

Refugee: an individual seeking refuge or asylum; especially : an individual who has left his or her native country and is unwilling or unable to return to it because of persecution or fear of persecution (as because of race, religion, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion)

Evacuee: A person evacuated from a dangerous area.

Hmmm.... I think I agree with dictionary.com and Oprah....yer all evacuees!

:-D

I'm just grateful you're safe.