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  • He's got a Twitter account, too! It's outrageous. Maybe he doesn't even know about us.

    April 30, 2009

  • 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

  • Ah, that'll be fine!

    November 11, 2008

  • Right you are serra, I am embarrassed to have made that mistake. Though I still don't believe the dipthong carries any additional weight.

    November 11, 2008

  • 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.

    November 11, 2008

  • 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

    November 11, 2008

  • These moonlighters--never around when you need them. ;->

    November 10, 2008

  • She's busy. She's our resident pipsiculturist.

    November 10, 2008

  • *waits for our resident American history expert, chained_bear*

    November 10, 2008

  • I believe it's even officially sanctioned in an Act of Congress. Who decided it was a good idea to entrench this weirdness?!

    November 10, 2008

  • Er, why wasn't Mr. Cleveland simply the 22nd president, who happened to serve a second term later on?

    November 10, 2008

  • 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

  • Obamatopoeic.

    November 8, 2008

  • Onomatopoeia that best describes Barack Obama: ?

    November 8, 2008

  • I think Virginia instead. Don't you? ;)

    November 8, 2008

  • BarackObama's favorite word: Ohio
    BarackObama's least favorite word: suntanned

    November 8, 2008

  • 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.

    November 8, 2008

  • Ha ha ha!! Damn, he BETTER not get an account on Wordie. We can't afford to have him get sucked into this site.

    November 8, 2008

  • I'm very disappointed, since he has got an official account on Flickr but not on Wordie.

    November 8, 2008

  • 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.

    November 5, 2008

  • But the 43rd person to occupy that role ;)

    November 5, 2008

  • The 44th President of the United States.

    November 5, 2008