Re: First report on Coní
|From:||Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>|
|Date:||Friday, March 28, 2003, 7:29|
Quoting Roger Mills <romilly@...>:
> Andreas Johansson wrote:
> > Quoting Nik Taylor <yonjuuni@...>:
> > > Andreas Johansson wrote:
> > > > I hear "Mr Bush" all the time on the news right now ...
> > >
> > > "Mr. Bush" sounds vaguely insulting to me. He should be called
> > > "President Bush", not "Mr. Bush". "Mr." makes him sound like a
> > > private
> > > citizen instead of the leader of the country.
> > When you say it, it may very well be that it's mostly used by people
> > dislike him; thanks to the little disagreement over Iraq plenty of
> > bashers have been getting media coverage lately.
> The NY Times, and I suppose the prestige papers of every country, make
> effort to always be polite (and not split infinitives)....
But so doesn't the likes of Michael Moore, who've been on Swedish telly alot
As for prestige papers, the only in English I read with any frequency would be
The Economist, which uses "Mr" with abandon. To avoid it you apparently have to
be a king or bishop or so (or be female, of course!).