Monday, March 4, 2019

BC Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson misquoted by press and politicians alike: RIGHT of Passage not RITE of passage

  right 
  rite
   sound the same, but have different meanings.

Right of passage, in international law, means (approximately) a country's right for its ships to pass through the territorial seas of foreign states and straits used for international navigation.

vs

Rites of passage usually involve ritual activities and teachings designed to strip individuals of their original roles and prepare them for new roles.

or

Rites of passage. Ceremonies that mark important transitional periods in a person's life, such as birth, puberty, marriage, having children, and death. 


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