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    parochial

    Dear friends,

    I just wonder what the correct use of Parochial is ?
    parochial view, parochial opinion .
    does it have a close meaning to biased,partial , subjective .

    thanks indeed

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    Re: parochial

    parochial=derived from parish


    Meaning-narrow,a group with old values,not broad minded,

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    Re: parochial

    Quote Originally Posted by Khalid79 View Post
    Dear friends,

    I just wonder what the correct use of Parochial is ?
    parochial view, parochial opinion .
    does it have a close meaning to biased,partial , subjective .

    thanks indeed
    Not close to me. I can be subjective which does not make me parochial. Biased is close to prejudiced.
    Parochial means narrowly restricted in scope or outlook; provincial.

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    Re: parochial

    Quote Originally Posted by rj1948 View Post
    parochial=derived from parish


    Meaning-narrow,a group with old values,not broad minded,
    What does 'a group with old values' means. It seems that it generalises that a group with old values are not broad minded.

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    Re: parochial

    I know the expression 'parochial politics', which is as far as I know used in a pejorative way.

    However, parochial does not only carry the meaning of being narrow-minded or only being concerned with small issues that happen in your local area.
    "It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look further than you can see."
    (Winston Churchill)

    Mainly (or originally), it means being supported by or located in a parish, such as parochial schools or churches.

    IMHO.
    Last edited by Snowcake; 05-May-2008 at 12:26.

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    Re: parochial

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    parochial = a group with old values = not broad minded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by venkatasu View Post
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    parochial = a group with old values = not broad minded.
    No, parochial does not equal traditional, conservative values.

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    #8

    Re: parochial

    One of the meanings of the word is NARROW MINDED


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    Re: parochial

    The word was used in a post a couple of days ago, in a thread begun by dawoodusmani - by moi.
    I meant it in the meaning as given in Cambridge dictionary, reference, this site:
    parochial (LIMITED)
    showing interest only in a narrow range of matters, especially those which directly influence yourself, your town or your country:

    Hence, my "parochial thinking" when answering in terms of Brit. Eng. and totally forgetting Am. differed on the matter discussed.

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