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    Meaning of "others"

    Hi,
    I came across this sentence in a sri lankan newspaper. ""Democracy is the worst of all possible forms of government invented by man, except for the others! - Churchill"
    Could somebody please tell me what is the meaning of "others" here?
    Thank You
    Phoenix9

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    The quotation is mangled. It should be "It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others that have been tried." If you analyze the meaning carefully you will see it means that democracy is the best form of government yet tried. It is a humourous and interesting way of saying so.

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    Re: Meaning of "others"

    thank you

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    Re: Meaning of "others"

    Quote Originally Posted by phoenix9 View Post
    Thank you.
    Your appreciation is welcome but there is no need to write a new post to say thank you. Simply click the Like button on any posts you found helpful. It means that we don't have to open the thread again to read your new post and then find that it doesn't include any new information or an additional question.




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