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From: "Carolyn M. Getting" <>
Subject: RE: [AMER-REV] Mr. instead of President when referring to the Current President bothers me too!
Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2003 08:28:54 -0500
In-Reply-To: <>

Well, I'm just a Mother, Grandmother, wife, and citizen of this country, and
it bothers me too! I think the current culture in our country does not
represent us well. The President should be referred to as President, or Mr.
President. We need to maintain some degree of formality and respect.

just an old Texas Gal.
Life is like pouring water into a Coke bottle. If you're the least bit
scared, you can't do it.

Schuenemann/Latinsky/Altman/Gambel/Sinz & Gross

-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Elbrecht [mailto:]
Sent: Wednesday, July 16, 2003 7:53 AM
Subject: Re: [AMER-REV] interesting new website

On Tue, 15 Jul 2003 15:54:31 -0700, you wrote:

>A companion site to the BBC series on Mr.Washington's Civil War:

Et tu, Ed Patriot?

For years it bugged me to hear the President called "Mr. Clinton" or
"Clinton", but I wrote it off as 'he earned his disrespect'. But it
has continued & the same [mostly news-] folks call the current
President "Mr. Bush" [or rarely "Bush"]. . . . and now President
Washington, too. What is the world coming to?

Is it my age [I'm only 52] or my Marine Corps training that makes that "Mr."
just grate on my heart--- no matter how I feel about the man who is being
referred to. [Or did I miss a change in usage along the

In retrospect, I think I've used just Washington, or Adams, or
Lincoln--- but the 'Mr.' just seems disrespectful to me. Must be the MC
training-- I'll get over it someday. . . or not.


As always, though-- you come up with some interesting reading. Thanks for
the link.


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