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Prolagus commented on the word barack obama
He's got a Twitter account, too! It's outrageous. Maybe he doesn't even know about us.
April 30, 2009
beecher commented on the word barack obama
Sarra - sorry I didn't even spell your name correctly in the previous comment. I don't know where my brain is. At any rate, here is a link to a post acknowledging my mistake. Thank you for pointing it out.http://walkinthewords.blogspot.com/2008/11/we-all-make-mistakes-mccains-schwa.html
November 11, 2008
sarra commented on the word barack obama
Ah, that'll be fine!
Right you are serra, I am embarrassed to have made that mistake. Though I still don't believe the dipthong carries any additional weight.
From that link:Obama has three separate vowel sounds compared to McCain's one.Very mistaken. Fine on Obama, but McCain has one vowel in each syllable (note the much-forgotten-in-English schwa), plus the diphthong in -ai- must count for something.
Not that Obama is truly a favorite word but it is an interesting name that possibly helped him win the election. See what I am talking about:http://walkinthewords.blogspot.com/2008/11/obamas-name-wins-election-thanks-to.html
reesetee commented on the word barack obama
These moonlighters--never around when you need them. ;->
November 10, 2008
bilby commented on the word barack obama
She's busy. She's our resident pipsiculturist.
*waits for our resident American history expert, chained_bear*
kewpid commented on the word barack obama
I believe it's even officially sanctioned in an Act of Congress. Who decided it was a good idea to entrench this weirdness?!
asativum commented on the word barack obama
Er, why wasn't Mr. Cleveland simply the 22nd president, who happened to serve a second term later on?
oroboros commented on the word barack obama
Re: "43rd person to occupy that role"--"Harrison defeated Cleveland in 1888, making it necessary to consider Cleveland both the 22nd and 24th president."From Language on Vacation by Dimitri Borgmann
November 9, 2008
gangerh commented on the word barack obama
November 8, 2008
Onomatopoeia that best describes Barack Obama: ?
chained_bear commented on the word barack obama
I think Virginia instead. Don't you? ;)
BarackObama's favorite word: OhioBarackObama's least favorite word: suntanned
elgiad007 commented on the word barack obama
I was thinking along those same lines. I have a hard enough time getting my menial tasks done during the day without getting drawn to the browser screen, as I am now.
Ha ha ha!! Damn, he BETTER not get an account on Wordie. We can't afford to have him get sucked into this site.
I'm very disappointed, since he has got an official account on Flickr but not on Wordie.
rolig commented on the word barack obama
Fits perfectly in my "curious words in the news" list.
November 5, 2008
I hope we can soon do better than a single listing on a compilation of Brazilian Politicans.
But the 43rd person to occupy that role ;)
senwick commented on the word barack obama
The 44th President of the United States.
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