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The art of language.

boiker

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snipped from an AP released article:
(Philadelphia-AP) -- The N-double-A-C-P says President Bush has declined an invitation to speak at its annual convention.
WTF? That's the first I've ever seen the NAACP referenced in that way. 8-!

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Edit: Google tells me that just over 1,000 webpages refer to it as the N-double-A-C-P and over 410,000 as the NAACP
 
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boiker said:
snipped from an AP released article:


WTF? That's the first I've ever seen the NAACP referenced in that way. 8-!

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Did someone have a minimum number of words they had to type for that article? Bizarre.
 

biscuit

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Who else here thinks that the writer of this AP peice has no idea what NAACP actually is and simply wrote down what he/she heard it called (N-double-A-C-P)? My guess is they're a white kid just out of journalism school.

[ot]On a completely different note...
What is it that the NAACP does these days other than have conferences and threaten boycotts? I often have contact with the local chapter of the Urban League and am impressed with all of the community programs they work on, however, you rarely ever hear about them in the press. On the other hand, I hear about the NAACP in the press all the time but I can't think of a single thing they do other than moan and protest. Call me an uninformed white boy, but has the NAACP had any real relevance since the end of the Civil Rights Era?[/ot]
 
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Dan

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How about ...

Eye-talian cities hit by public transport strike
Tue Jul 6,12:14 PM ET

ROME (AFP) - Public transport was paralysed in Rome, Milan, Palermo and other major Eye-talian cities by a 24-hour strike to protest management's failure to renew a pay deal.

Traffic jams and long queues of frustrated commuters formed in Rome, where the worst-hit were tourists who found themselves waiting up to an hour in taxi queues at Rome's main station.
Must have been a reporter from Kentucky.

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bmoore81

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Im not exactly sure what the NAACP is doing right now, but I am a little bit offended that some punk journalist cant even go through finding out what the Heck s/he is talking about. Not to mention sleeping editors who didn't make the change.
Grrrrrr......
 

Floridays

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NAACP spokesman John White said Wednesday that Bush has declined invitations in each year of his presidency -- becoming the first president since Herbert Hoover not to attend an NAACP convention.

gasp! :-0
 

SlaveToTheGrind

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Dan said:
How about ...Eye-Talian...:D
My father-in-law grew up in an Italian home and that is how he always pronounces the word. He even has an uncle Guido and Stafano. His mothers maiden name was Buffo...what a family.
 

Hceux

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Is it possible that the journalist didn't know what is NAACP and s/he wrote "N-double-A-C-P" because that is what s/he heard being said? Or else the journalist could have been a newbie!

Even I haven't heard what is a NAACP!
 
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