Bob Brown began a speech over the weekend with the words ‘Fellow Earthians‘. I suppose ‘Fellow Humans’ is specist, or something. Non-humans might be offended. If we don’t treat our furry friends with dignity and respect who knows where it’ll end. Probably farming them for food or some other outrageous purpose.
The Wikipedia has a whole different idea on Earthians.
Earthian (アーシアン Āshian?) is a shōnen-ai manga by Yun Kouga about angel watchers of earth which was made into a J.C.Staff-produced anime OVA. The angels’ roles are to assess the progress of humans giving them positive and negative scores based on their everyday actions. The angels, who have deemed that the Earthian are becoming far too destructive, decide that if the Earthian reach 10,000 negative marks instead of positive, then their world will be destroyed.
Goodness me – Bob is a manga fan. How cool is that? Mind you, not sure we want our parliamentarians to be unsure about where the real world begins and manga ends.