The American People, what politicians are saying in our name.
That site has a neat idea; I like the solidly non-partisan tone.
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.
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.
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?
"American people" includes people from Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Chile, Mexico, etcetera. Will the people from the USA ever call themselves with a proper name?
Will the people from the USA ever call themselves with a proper name?
they should do one for 'the iraqi people' too :D
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