Travel Definitions

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Definitions of "Words" you will will here in conversation with travelers

Definitions of "Words" you will will hear in conversation with travelers.

Correctly and Incorrectly

To clarify, I am collecting this growing, yet evolving list of common terms used by travelers I meet.
Please submit ideas

make or become more English: to become or make somebody or something more English (2)

1950s dropout: a member of the Beat Generation of the 1950s

Cartography: the science or art of making maps 1 MORE

Corruption, wrongdoing by those in a special position of trust. The term is commonly applied to self-benefiting conduct by public officials and others dedicated to public service.

Culture, the beliefs, behavior, language, and entire way of life of a particular time or group of people. Culture includes customs, ceremonies, works of art, inventions, technology, and traditions. The term also may have a more specific aesthetic definition and can describe the intellectual and artistic achievements of a society.

Customs: How people marry, how families celebrate holidays and other occasions, what people eat, and how they socialize and have fun.

Equator: imaginary circle around Earth: the imaginary great circle around the Earth that is the same distance from the North and South Poles and divides the Earth into the northern and southern hemispheres 

Farangs: Foreigner in the Thai language. Pronounced as FawLang. The R is pronounced like an L.

G-8 - The group of 8 industrial nations, traveller tend to go to places like this to protest as a trendy anti-globalization effort. See More

Hobo A homeless person, traveler, itinerant, vagrant, drifter, tramp

one of an international system of low-cost, supervised dormitories for travelers. Hostels provide bathrooms, sleeping areas, kitchens, and common areas for meeting other travelers. Hostels are located in most major cities, in or near national and state parks, and in other areas of recreational, environmental, or historic interest.

Industry 1. Commercial production and sale of goods. 2. A specific branch of manufacture and trade. 3. The sector of an economy made up of manufacturing enterprises. 4. Hard work; diligence.

Industrialized Nation

Poverty, economic condition in which people lack sufficient income to obtain certain minimal levels of food, housing, clothing, health services, and education generally recognized as necessary to ensure an adequate standard of living. What a society considers adequate, however, generally depends on its average standard of living.

Primitive 1. Of or relating to an earliest or original stage or state; primeval. 2. Simple or crude; unsophisticated. See synonyms at rude. 3. Anthropology. Of a nonindustrial, often tribal culture. 4. Of or created by an artist without formal training. 5. Anthropology. A person belonging to a nonindustrial society. 6. a. A self-taught artist. b. A work of art by a primitive artist.

Prejudice, strictly defined, a preformed and unsubstantiated judgment or opinion about an individual or a group, either favorable or unfavorable in nature. In modern usage, however, the term most often denotes an unfavorable or hostile attitude toward other people based on their membership in another social or ethnic group. The distinguishing characteristic of a prejudice is that it relies on stereotypes (oversimplified generalizations) about the group against which the prejudice is directed.

Stereotype 1. A conventional, oversimplified conception, opinion, or image. 2. One regarded as embodying or conforming to a set image or type.

Third World Nation,

Common use:
General designation of economically developing nations.
The term originates, or derives from ("tiers monde" in French) as an analogy of the "third estate,"
First estate being the "Priest"
Second estate being the "Nobles"
Third estate being the "Common people"

"Third Estate, class of membership in the Estates-General, a national representative body in France before 1789. The third estate represented the commoners, those in neither the clergy (first estate) nor nobility (second estate)"
Quoted from: Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia Compact Disc ROM

The phrase has the implied meaning of a "Class System".
"Class System, social organization in which the rights and duties of individuals are largely determined by birth."
Quoted from: Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia Compact Disc ROM

Some are born either to be a Priest, or Noble, and inherently superior to the lessor.

I have trouble using the term, because it implies at times, that the third world is lessor, and
is in turn not able to rise above, or reach the same status. The term developing nation, Civilized, and UN-Civilized are closer to being
correct. But at the same time are difficulty and possibly imperialistic in nature. By imperialistic meaning to want to say my culture is superior to you culture, and you should change.

travel for recreation or instruction, often in organized groups.

Translate: turn words into different language: to give an equivalent in another language for a particular word or phrase, or reproduce a written or spoken text in a different language while retaining the original meaning (2)

Transliteration:  transcribe something into another alphabet: to represent a letter or word written in one alphabet using the corresponding letter or letters of another, so that the sound of the letter or word remains approximately the same (2)

a line of latitude on the Earth’s globe either 23 26′ north of the equator tropic of Cancer or 23 26′ south tropic of Capricorn

Special Thanks - Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia Compact Disc ROM (CD ROM)



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