Linguist Ben Zimmer digs into previous presidents’ attempts to own their eponyms and finds success largely hinges on the popularity of the policy:
Events on the ground have dictated the fate of other personalized political words, such as those in the “-nomics” family. “Nixonomics” was originally suggested within the Nixon White House in the summer of 1969, in a memo circulated by a young speechwriter named William Safire.
President Obama's new personal twitter account overwhelmed with racist tweets in event that surprises no one.
The official Republican talking point on Iraq and the extremist group known as ISIS is that everything would be peachy if only President Obama had continued the policies of George W. Bush. Except not the policy where Bush negotiated...
One of the minions has passed on word from the Linguistic Society of America / American Dialect Society meetings of this on-line vote. They met Ben Zimmer — yes, THE Ben Zimmer — in person, and he told them that the City Dictionary ...
“AFTER MY ELECTION I’LL HAVE MORE FLEXIBILITY”: These were President Obama’s infamous words to Dmitry Medvedev back in spring 2012. David Adesnik at NRO now asks, “Is the Obama Administration Readying More Concessions to Russia?“