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How NOT to address a political leader. Miss Manners just fainted.

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by JR, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. JR

    JR Well-Known Member


    First it was “Steve.” Now it's “Yo, Harper.”

    U.S. President George W. Bush's penchant for slangy speech was always apparent from the nicknames he bestows on reporters, and it doesn't stop with other leaders.

    Yesterday, as leaders of the G8 chatted with the heads of seven African nations, a televised feed of their summit in Japan picked up some of the chit-chat before a closed-door meeting, including Mr. Bush's casual style of address with the Prime Minister of Canada.

    Mr. Bush slung a casual arm over Nigerian President Umaru Yar'Adua for a chat, until he caught sight of Stephen Harper. “Yo, Harper!” he called, bringing him over for an introduction.

    Well, at least he didn't add, "Whassup?"

    Both funny and pathetic at the same time.

    Harper should have jerseyed him.
  2. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    A little more than six months to go . . .
  3. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Geez. Now we gotta worry about Canada declaring war on us, too?
  4. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Hi King.
  5. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    BYH says it's poor etiquette for Miss Manners to refer to herself in the third person.
  6. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    As Babe Ruth would put it:

    "Hot as hell, ain't it, Prez?"
  7. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    "I'm the commander guy."
  8. Overrated

    Overrated Guest

    As dangerous as a Barry Zito fastball.
  9. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    Can you imagine if Thatcher were PM of Britain and he goes, "Yo, Maggie". She would have beaten him to death with her purse.
  10. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Or her hair.
  11. Flash

    Flash Guest

    Gonna burn down your goddamn Capitol Building ... again.
  12. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    I thought it was the White House
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