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Since: 11.12.01
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Heard today on a local newscast:

"Barack Obama will be the first Illinoisan as president since Abe Lincoln"

1. Obama is technically a Hawaiian by birth.

2. Abe Lincoln was born in Kentucky.

3. The last Illinois-born president was Ronald Reagan.



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...so, you're saying that your local newscast got something wrong. Pardon my confusion, but what is the point of this thread? Is this an invitation for the rest of us to post things our local newscasts get wrong (about Obama, I guess)?

I'm just saying, your post looks like it's half-finished or something.

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Also, this post seems to have been written under the false impression that the only possible definition of "Illinoisan" is "person born in Illinois," as opposed to "person who lives in Illinois," which is clearly the intended meaning.
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Kentucky license plates do not say Land of Lincoln.

However, I think it'd be neat if Obama started hitting his Hawaiian roots hard, and in 2012 we have Obama/Hawaii vs. Palin/Alaska for IT ALL!

I guess it's all in the context. Just curious; when a commercial says something is "Nine Ninety-Nine" do you sit around and ponder ways you could sue for false advertising when Best Buy inevitably tells you that you can't have a plasma screen television for a penny under ten dollars?

Now we're clear; when Micheal Buffer introduces the three men it goes "From Hawaii, by way of Illinois; from Kentucky, by way of Illinois; and from Illinois, by way of California."

This might blow your mind, but Hillary Clinton? Not from New York. George W. Bush? Not from Texas! Arnold Schwarzenegger? Not from California.

(edited by Lexus on 29.12.08 1438)


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    Originally posted by Lexus

    I guess it's all in the context. Just curious; when a commercial says something is "Nine Ninety-Nine" do you sit around and ponder ways you could sue for false advertising when Best Buy inevitably tells you that you can't have a plasma screen television for a penny under ten dollars?



I worked at a pet store a couple years ago and we had an angry customer leave because after two hours, which included the family spending time with the puppy in the puppy room and them all walking around with the sale girl picking out supplies, the mom was furious that the thirty-three ninety-nine the sales girl quoted was not $33.99, but three-thousand three-hundred ninety-nine dollars ($3,399). Plus tax.

It was an American Bulldog, in case you were wondering. And, no, it wasn't worth that much, "pure bread" or not. I saw the invoices, the "supplier" only charged him $250. They puppy? She sold the next day.

It just can't hurt to be specific and clear.

(edited by Zeruel on 29.12.08 1606)


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