Talk:i-land

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Dated?[edit]

This isn't dated. I graduated from school in Sweden as recently as last year, and I've never heard any other term being used in the classrooms. I don't know of somebody has marked this as an unfitting word (I wouldn't see why, though), but even if that were the case, it has not fallen out of any use whatsoever. At all. Skomakar'n (talk) 17:32, 22 March 2012 (UTC)

Both words (i-land, u-land) are far less common now than 20-30 years ago, because many former developing countries have become industrialized. It's more common now to talk about "western" countries than "industrialized" ones. This is the same for English and Swedish, as shown by Google ngram viewer. --LA2 (talk) 18:20, 22 March 2012 (UTC)
That may be true, but that's not reason enough to call the word dated, since it is apparently still in very popular use. Why is the letter not capitalised, by the way, if there's a hyphen between the words? Skomakar'n (talk) 18:40, 22 March 2012 (UTC)
Because it's like e-mail? 86.135.115.218 18:43, 22 March 2012 (UTC)