Tuesday, February 24, 2009

FBOrg: 'Obama Adress: Americans Trump American People'

Following the FBO's recent plea to refer to Americans as 'Americans' only, and not as 'American People,' we were pleased to see President Obama's address to Congress (and to Americans) tip towards the usage we suggest.

Our tally, counting references uttered by Obama tonight:

AMERICANS 10
AMERICAN PEOPLE 2


Also:

AMERICAN 7
AMERICAN PERSON 0


Meanwhile, there were repeated references of teachers, police officers, CEOs, students without the redundant use of 'American' too.


FBO Admin
Mobile/Semi-Permanent HQ -- Brooklyn, NY

2 comments:

WASKA_THE_ROCKER said...

I must say I was a little disappointed that the individual occupations weren't referred to as "Sally the Teacher", "Ted the Police Officer", "Fuck Head the CEO", etc. I often refer to myself (in the 3rd person) as "Terry the Environmental Graphic Design Project Manager". It makes me seem more human.

THE FBO said...

We're just happy you didn't say that it makes you feel more American human.