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Is The Use Of 'third World' Rude/derogatory?

Is the use of 'Third World' to refer to African countries (including Nigeria) and other developing countries rude?

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Oh please! Too much grammar RichyBlack!

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Third World was a reference to the Tiers État, the (Third Estate), the commoners of France before and during the French Revolution — opposed to the priests and nobles who composed the First Estate and the Second Estate. Like the third estate, wrote Sauvy, the Third World has nothing, and "wants to be something", implying that the Third World is exploited (as was the third estate) and that its destiny is revolutionary. Moreover, it conveyed the second concept of political non-alignment with neither the industrialized Capitalist bloc nor the industrialized Communist bloc. --Wikipedia

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Origin of the term

The economist and demographer Alfred Sauvy, in an article published in the French magazine L'Observateur, August 14, 1952, coined the term Third World in referring to countries currently called either "developing" or "under-developed", especially in Latin America, Africa, Oceania, and Asia, that were unaligned with either the Communist Soviet bloc or the Capitalist NATO bloc during the Cold War (1945–1989). Today, Third World is synonymous with all countries in the developing world, regardless of their political status. --Wikipedia

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Not at all its not rude.

its only rude is we think its rude, and we make the oyinbos see us as a needy race forgotten by God.

but I think its only to confirm that the later shall be greater than the former

peace

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developing country sounds better - 3rd world makes it seem they have done something OF THEMSELVES REALLY to make themselves developed.

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classic almonjoy! I agree.

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