April 8th, 2011

Other - Language

Lindensphinx has very *particular* problems


In this paper, I have a technical term from Orthodox Christian theology. I also have a technical term from postcolonial history.

THEY ARE THE SAME WORD. THEY MEAN TOTALLY DIFFERENT THINGS AND THEY ARE THE SAME WORD AND I NEED BOTH WORDS. AND AUGH. MY PROSE.

The word, for the record, is 'metropolitan'. i.e. an ecclesiastical rank (the Metropolitan of Kiev), and also the adjectival form of 'metropole', as in metropole vs. colony.

I note that NEITHER OF THESE WORDS is the standard-English meaning of 'metropolitan'.

oh god my LIFE.


Context must never utter the phrase 'the metropolitan nature of the metropolitans of Kiev'.