[Ads-l] "this president"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Tue Nov 7 17:43:17 EST 2017


"This White House" is another favorite.

Ex.:

"And we're waiting for clarification from this White House."

JL

On Sun, Nov 5, 2017 at 12:50 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Thinking about "Not on my watch!" I recall that "this president" (meaning
> "the president," with little or sometimes no implied contrast to any other)
> also began to impinge on my consciousness in the '80s, though I can't
> recall whether it was Bush or Reagan who was so designated. Bush, I think.
>
> Anyway, it's another quirk of usage that emerged from nowhere to become
> pretty much _de rigeur_.
>
> JL
>
> --
> "If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."
>



-- 
"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."

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