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    POTUS-Annoying Acronym?

    To me, it's damned annoying reading it. It sounds like potato when you read it out loud, and my Presidents ain't no Godless God damned potato!
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    Re: POTUS-Annoying Acronym?

    Henceforth the official DP title for the President is POTATUS

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    Re: POTUS-Annoying Acronym?

    It sounds to me like a word for fart. "Oops, I ripped off a POTUS".
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    Re: POTUS-Annoying Acronym?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    It sounds to me like a word for fart. "Oops, I ripped off a POTUS".
    *insert fart-related Obama insult here*

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    Re: POTUS-Annoying Acronym?

    why use acronyms, in Australia, we have a prime minister called kevin rudd, we dont call him the PMCOA we call him kev, kevvy, rudd, ruddy or that stupid moron running our country, just ditch the acronyms

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    Re: POTUS-Annoying Acronym?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    why use acronyms, in Australia, we have a prime minister called kevin rudd, we dont call him the PMCOA we call him kev, kevvy, rudd, ruddy or that stupid moron running our country, just ditch the acronyms
    We generally do not like to call our Presidents by their first name, for reasons of respect (but this does not really apply to the legislative branch all that often). In academics, which in my experience it is history, proceeding to label any leader by his first name rather than by office or last name is a big no-no. However, in the academic field, I think it is scandalous to use such acronyms anyway.
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    Re: POTUS-Annoying Acronym?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    We generally do not like to call our Presidents by their first name, for reasons of respect (but this does not really apply to the legislative branch all that often). In academics, which in my experience it is history, proceeding to label any leader by his first name rather than by office or last name is a big no-no. However, in the academic field, I think it is scandalous to use such acronyms anyway.
    oh well, i guess we just dont respect our leaders as much as americans.

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    Re: POTUS-Annoying Acronym?

    Which is also odd, considering our historical tendency to be antagonistic towards authority at the same time as giving reverence to them.
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    Re: POTUS-Annoying Acronym?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    oh well, i guess we just dont respect our leaders as much as americans.
    No, we just wave signs that our leaders are the American version of Hitler, Stalin, or Marx..
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    Re: POTUS-Annoying Acronym?

    No, we just wave signs that our leaders are the American version of Hitler, Stalin, or Marx..
    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.
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