Date: Tue, 16 Apr 1996 09:54:01 -0600 From: Bruce Gelder Subject: Re: On those Bobdolisms Larry, I don't know whether this would fit in with your examples or not, but I caught myself last night telling my kids something along the lines of "No, Dad WOULDN'T like you to do that...." When I realized what I'd said, (and especially the comments that have been made here about the types of people who talk in 3rd-person-ese, I felt dirty and wretched, as if I had been transformed into the Wicked Witch of the West or (worse) a Presidential candidate. I hereby solemnly vow never to use the construction again... Bruce Gelder (bgelder[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]