The American People, what politicians are saying in our name  MAR 05 2004

The American People, what politicians are saying in our name.

There are 7 reader comments

Kip Ingram57 05 200411:57AM

That site has a neat idea; I like the solidly non-partisan tone.

mark26 05 2004 1:26PM

only as non-partisan as their source, of course. ;) actually, what would make the site work better is if they used "the american people want", "the american people need", and "the american people think" instead of just "the american people". just a thought.

eric51 05 2004 2:51PM

Just found this link from Greg's "eat a bug" comment, then spotted it on the front page. Really clever, I'm linking this one around.

Ryan44 05 2004 7:44PM

First, a criticism - at least one of the quotes I saw was pulled verbatim without attribution. That's a definite no-no. Don't make me click the link to sort out who's speaking in my name (again).

Second... I guess I'm wondering: is "the American people" a linguistic anachronism? It would seem only pundits and politicians use it to describe the population, but perhaps I'm wrong and it enjoys wider usage somewhere else. Additionally, are there any similar descriptors used for citizens of the UK, Canada, etc?

Michel54 06 200411:54AM

"American people" includes people from Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Chile, Mexico, etcetera. Will the people from the USA ever call themselves with a proper name?

parsimony42 08 2004 1:42PM

Will the people from the USA ever call themselves with a proper name?

No.

gogol1340 08 2004 9:40PM

they should do one for 'the iraqi people' too :D

This thread is closed to new comments. Thanks to everyone who responded.

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