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  • Hypo 1: Use full

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  • Hypo 1: Do not use full

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  • Hypo 2: Use full

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    27 90.00%
  • Hypo 3: Use full everywhere

    2 6.67%
  • Hypo 3: Use full in index; Do no use in text

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Thread: Hypothetical Situation: Textbooks and Middle Name

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    Re: Hypothetical Situation: Textbooks and Middle Name

    I may have voted wrong. I believe that a President's full legal name should be used everywhere in the book and there should be little notes as to what he was commonly called.
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    Re: Hypothetical Situation: Textbooks and Middle Name

    List his name in the same manner that every other president's name is listed.
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    Re: Hypothetical Situation: Textbooks and Middle Name

    I remember that in my textbooks it was President first and last name. Only in the few cases like FDR or JFK were the middle name used. That or to tell the difference between Bush I and Bush II. But as a student all I would want is consistency out of the textbook. If every president's middle name is included then include Obama's.

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    Re: Hypothetical Situation: Textbooks and Middle Name

    Just do the same for him as everyone else, the same pattern of usage. I think it's stupid when people emphasize his middle name.

    We gave one of our boys the middle name of Stanley to honor my father, who is actually a jerk and the name is awful. I later regretted it, and told the boy that if he ever wanted to have it changed I'd pay. He never took me up on it, but he did choose to use his grandmother's maiden name of Knight as his middle name for his graduation ceremony.

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    Re: Hypothetical Situation: Textbooks and Middle Name

    Point being, people do all sorts of dumb things for middle names...

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    Re: Hypothetical Situation: Textbooks and Middle Name

    Obama's name should follow the same naming conventions as the other Presidents. There is nothing more idiotic than folks who think they can score political points by saying Barak HUSSIEN Obama. Oooh, scary! His middle name sounds Middle Eastern and even is the same as the last name of an infamous dictator! Obama must be teh evilz!
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    Re: Hypothetical Situation: Textbooks and Middle Name

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Apparently a text book in Texas was going to use his middle name throughout it. There was some disagreements on this. There's no concrete information as to how other presidents were refered to, save for peoples memories of schools and a general academic standard for referencing people, so thus the three potential hypotheticals.

    Essentially I'm curious if the uproar is for uproars sake because people regarding the texas situation just don't know what the text book status is for other Presidents so are just arguing based on their assumption which may be different than others, or if there are people on either side that just want it used no matter what or just don't want it used no matter what.
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    Re: Hypothetical Situation: Textbooks and Middle Name

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    I remember that in my textbooks it was President first and last name. Only in the few cases like FDR or JFK were the middle name used. That or to tell the difference between Bush I and Bush II. But as a student all I would want is consistency out of the textbook. If every president's middle name is included then include Obama's.
    Dont forget, Lyndon B. Johnson was always Lyndon B. Johnson
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    Re: Hypothetical Situation: Textbooks and Middle Name

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Hey, Hussein's the boys' middle name.

    That's it.

    It's wonderful watching the Propaganda Meister Democrats getting their knickers in a wad over the idea that someone might actually put the first half-black president's full name in an American history textbook.

    It's just more evidence of the life of lies and denial they lead, and conclusive proof that they should not be allowed within 20000 feet of any school, pre-school, playground, or public park.
    Boy? I bet you loved saying that!

    Half-Black? It is really eating you up that you got your first Black Prez, right? Right

    You really do not think the Dems. should be allowed near schools, playgrounds, etcs? Are you really trying to suggest that Democrats should be on same kind of level as pedophiles when it comes to school stuff
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    Re: Hypothetical Situation: Textbooks and Middle Name

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    Oh come on! The reason they wish to toss that in any chance they get is so the little kiddies will think he is an Evil Muslim
    Well apparently conservatives so far DON'T want it tossed in there to make kiddies think he is an Evil Muslim.

    As well though, liberals so far DON'T want it kept out to "hide the truth" that his middle name is Hussein.

    I'm really interested in a few of the birther's to vote though, and a certian vet.

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