[LMB] OT: names

WILLIAM A WENRICH wawenri at msn.com
Tue Nov 3 13:12:19 GMT 2020


BTW: Hillary Rodham Clinton was not named after Sir Edmond Hillary. She was born before he climbed Everest.

Christian, husband, father, granddaddy, son, American. Here I stand. I can do no other. God help me.
William A Wenrich
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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
> only?
> >
> > "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
> presidents.
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