Political labels

Mark Peters markpeters33 at YAHOO.COM
Thu Aug 14 15:48:57 UTC 2008

I was thinking about terms like these:

Sam’s Club Republicans 
Judge Judy Republicans
South Park Republicans
Dunkin’ Donuts Democrats
Starbucks Democrats
They're all recent or semi-recent... Is anyone aware of others like this, old or new?  I'm guessing older terms were less brand-name-focused, but I'm not sure. 

----- Original Message ----
From: Charles Doyle <cdoyle at UGA.EDU>
Sent: Thursday, August 14, 2008 10:34:09 AM
Subject: Re: "war" [wor]

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Poster:       Charles Doyle <cdoyle at UGA.EDU>
Subject:      Re: "war" [wor]

My problem was that "war" and "four" don't rhyme! (It's an "open-o" thing.)


---- Original message ----
>Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2008 10:46:26 -0400
>From: Mark Mandel <thnidu at GMAIL.COM>
>Subject: Re: "war" [wor]
>I think Charles's problem lay in the fact that this was written rather than spoken.
>m a m
>On Thu, Aug 14, 2008 at 10:30 AM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at att.net> wrote:
>> At 8/14/2008 09:40 AM, Charles Doyle wrote:

>>>Last night the folks at MSNBC were discussing McCain's bellicosity regarding the Russia-Georgia conflict, and the caption on the screen read "War More Years."  I was baffled for a good many seconds, trying to ascertain wherein consisted the wit of the expression. Finally I realized that "war" is supposed to rhyme with (thence substitute for) "four."  Was that the point?

>> I pronounce "war" to rhyme with "four"  (NYC).  Are there regional variations?  (Like as in "whar'? over thar'"?)
>> Joel

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