[LMB] OT: names
rcrcoll6 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 3 00:45:06 GMT 2020
Is was a volunteer for Hillary Clinton for President and we always used her
first name. Even the yard signs just said Hillary. I suppose it could have
been a way humanize her, make her one of the "guys".
On Mon, Nov 2, 2020, 12:49 PM Howard Brazee <howard at brazee.net> wrote:
> > On Nov 2, 2020, at 10:40 AM, Marc Wilson <marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk> wrote:
> >> are loud and shrill and why don't they just shut up! Argh.
> >> I also note that she is "Hilary" and not "Senator Clinton" or even
> >> "Clinton." How many other politicians are referred to by first name
> > "Boris" in the UK is the only one that springs to mind; and not for the
> > same reason.
> Hillary has the same excuse we have in referring to “Teddy” or “FDR”.
> Without the sexism, we change how we refer to presidents and prime
> ministers. Some of this is to save space on newspaper headlines. “FDR”
> and “Ike” fit nicely.
> Lots of people couldn’t tell you what the middle names of the two US
> presidential candidates are, but know the middle names of many past
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