Ender's Game (mild spoilers)

Otter Perry ottertee at earthlink.net
Sun Mar 16 08:38:14 EST 2003



Jon Noble wrote:
> 
> --- Jacob Proffitt <Jacob at Proffitt.com> wrote:
>   One
> > family in our ward (we call our congregations
> > "wards"--I'm not sure if the
> > implication of insanity is deliberate)
> 
> Ward, at least in Oz, can be a geographic term for a
> local area. Our municipality (Lake Macquarie) is
> divided into four wards, which would correspond
> reasonably well with church parishes. Most local
> government areas are similarly divided into wards.

It's a local political division in parts of the 
USA as well, and gives us the political term
'ward-heeler'.
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