[Ads-l] QOTY

Peter Reitan pjreitan at HOTMAIL.COM
Wed Apr 15 07:09:38 EDT 2020


The tweet was a four-parter with an extended quotation from a New York Times article, set off by quotation marks with proper attribution to the author and source.
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>=E2=80=9CPresident Trump is a ratings hit
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*Illeism* /=CB=88=C9=AAli.=C9=AAz=C9=99m/ <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/He=
lp:IPA/English>
 (from Latin <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latin> *ille* meaning "he,
that") is the act of referring to oneself in the third person
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grammatical_person> instead of first person
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grammatical_person>.

Illeism is sometimes used in literature as a stylistic device. In real-life
usage, illeism can reflect a number of different stylistic intentions or
involuntary circumstances.


Though my guess is somebody else tweeted that tweet. reviving, attracted an
average of, roughly, viewership, finale - these aren't Trumpian terms.  I
can see the last being a suggestion but even "continuing to rise" is a bit
elegant for his usual tweeting.

On Tue, Apr 14, 2020 at 11:45 AM Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Sorry. Can't resist. Can you guess the name of the Tweeter?
>
> https://thebulwark.com/38792-2/
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> =E2=80=9CPresident Trump is a ratings hit. Since reviving the daily White=
 House
> briefing Mr. Trump and his coronavirus updates have attracted an average
> audience of 8.5 million on cable news, roughly the viewership of the seas=
on
> finale of =E2=80=98The Bachelor.=E2=80=99 Numbers are continuing to rise.=
.. "
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> JL
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