Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The rise of 'we'

The rise of 'we': "Why modern-day US presidents love the word"

I hereby declare today a slow news day. I was ready to say it was the "Royal We" but then it became obvious (as in blinding migraine): that's the first word in the United States Constitution. Wouldn't that render the word as statistically flawed for this study? Just try to visualize President Obama saying the following and tell me it is fair to clump them all together:

"We need to get our act together..."
"We are going on vacation again, so long, suckers..."
"We the People of the United States ..."
"We can't decide between Chinese and Indian takeout for lunch, want to weigh in?"
"We are living in yellow submarine ..."