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Thread: POTUS-Annoying Acronym?

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    Re: POTUS-Annoying Acronym?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arch Enemy View Post
    No, we just wave signs that our leaders are the American version of Hitler, Stalin, or Marx..
    The people of these nations created these monsters. We will be better of after they recognize and live up to this.
    We tend to be disrespectful of others...hence the acronyms.
    Marx was a dreamer, an idealist, not a villain.

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    Re: POTUS-Annoying Acronym?

    Usually when someone says "POTUS" it can mean more than just the current President or any single president. It can also mean multiple presidents. Much easier to say POTUS than it is to name every single president that you are talking about. It can also be used to refrence the title/job itself and not any particular president. It's all about context.

    It is also just how some people write/type/talk. Don't like it then you don't have to read it.
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    Re: POTUS-Annoying Acronym?

    I prefer to use the full title and surname of any person I am referring to, though I sometimes slip into the habit of using just the surname. I'm not sure whether I consider these acronyms or referring to our leaders by their given names or nicknames-- as though we were friends-- as more abhorrent.

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    Re: POTUS-Annoying Acronym?

    SCOTUS has always bothered me more, sounds like scrotus, urban for scrotum.

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    Re: POTUS-Annoying Acronym?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jackboot View Post
    SCOTUS has always bothered me more, sounds like scrotus, urban for scrotum.
    Agreed.

    FLOTUS sounds like the first lady is being visited by her monthly friend.
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    You guys are weird.

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    Re: POTUS-Annoying Acronym?

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    I don't see how Marx fits into that at all.

    But yes, POTUS is stupid. Stop trying to sound intellectual because you just sound like an idiot when you say that. Just say president ffs.
    It's one of the ways the Right describes Obama. They depict him as a Marxist.
    People don't care that saying Obama is like Marx, and then flipping the sign around and saying that Obama is like Stalin is like saying an Apple is like a Banana, and then an Apple is like Small Pox.


    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    The people of these nations created these monsters. We will be better of after they recognize and live up to this.
    We tend to be disrespectful of others...hence the acronyms.
    Marx was a dreamer, an idealist, not a villain.
    I agree. Marx was absolutely wrong about many, many things. But his analysis of Capitalism was spot on, and because it was so accurate he made enemies without having to pull a single trigger.
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    Re: POTUS-Annoying Acronym?

    Well, there were definitely things that he had a brilliant insight of, but his analysis of the human spirit in capitalism through a very narrow lens that was not able to adapt to a changing character of the workplace or leisure.
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    JESUS CHRIST! GET IN THE CAR! IT'S A POTATUS!!!!!

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    Re: POTUS-Annoying Acronym?

    Wow, y'all must be having a very slow things to bitch about day.

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    Re: POTUS-Annoying Acronym?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arch Enemy View Post
    No, we just wave signs that our leaders are the American version of Hitler, Stalin, or Marx..
    we dont give ours that much credit

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