The Word of the Month

Asylum

September 2015

Cartoon by Gymglish

Definitions

Asylum (noun): Shelter or protection, like for refugees or people in danger.

Also: A hospital for mentally ill people.

Example: Ironically, the migrants were given asylum at the asylum.

Asylum in the news

This month, waves of migrants seeking asylum continue to invade divide Europe.

EU countries are responding in wildly different ways, ranging from aid to deportation. Have you helped a refugee lately?

Reasons to refuse asylum

Xenophobia: That’s still cool, right?

Cheese: The migrants might eat all our precious cheese.

Science: Many migrants are doctors and stuff. There’s no need for that in Europe.

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