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Calling for a spade

Richard Church

Calling for a spade

by Richard Church

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Published by Dent in London .
Written in English


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Statementwith illustrations by Joan Hassall.
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Open LibraryOL17263213M

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And in a world where we no longer call a spade a spade but a multi-purpose topsoil cultivator, we need characters not cardboard cut-outs.: Perhaps he has matured amazingly since telling the media he would call a spade a spade, and, if necessary, whack his opponents over the head with it.: But in these less shockable times we are more likely to call a spade a spade. Saint Paul pulls no punches – and it is little wonder that others literally pulled no punches with Saint Paul. However constantly beaten, he could not hold his tongue and never hesitated to call a spade a spade. This rare and holy candor is seldom encountered today. Christ told us plainly, “Blessed is he that shall not be scandalized in Me.” 1 And yet we are!

There are several initiatives coming up but unfortunately they end up becoming commercial initiatives. We need initiatives, which are really active, which are strong, people who are not afraid to call a spade a spade because this country needs more crusaders, more whistle blowers. People who can Author: Shilpi Sachdeva. An oddity is that "to call a spade a spade is a mistranslation." The original was a line that the classical Greek writer Plutarch wrote some years ago about the Macedonians. He intended much the same idea — suggesting that the Macedonians were too crude and unsubtle a people to do anything other than use blunt words — but he used the.


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The original quote says something like "Call a spade a spade and a niggard a niggard". Niggard is an archaic term for a stingy or ungenerous person and has nothing to do with black people or the N-Word. But over the years this has been mistakenly viewed as a racist term and by association, so has spade.

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