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  1. I’m still trying to figure out why anyone in the White House was called “Scooter”. Sounds like something from “The Dukes of Hazard”.

    Then I guess there’s Sting for your male pop icons. Gov. Kathleen Blanco is called Blanco and you hardly ever hear Sen. Olympia Snowe refered to as just Olympia.

    It’s an interesting question though.

    Mostly, I rever to “Condi” as Condi Rice though I do refer to Hillary as “Hillary” but I don’t like either of them so it could just be a lack of respect. Hmmmmm….

    Comment by N. Mallory — Tuesday, February 28, 2006 @ 3:42 pm

  2. “However, there is something to the “Condi” thing and gender.”

    The reason we call her Condi is so as not to confuse her with Jerry.

    One prominent first name, male example is the vice president: Dick. When one speaks of a Dick, Cheney immediately comes to mind.

    Comment by Gdshf — Tuesday, February 28, 2006 @ 8:07 pm

  3. Titles and Academe

    Eszter Hargittai reports that, despite it being clear from the context of her professional website that she’s a university professor with a PhD, she is often addressed by emailers as “Mrs.” and that this has also happened to her at p…

    Trackback by Outside The Beltway | OTB — Wednesday, March 1, 2006 @ 4:05 pm

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