Friday, November 1, 2013

Speaking of whom...

They call it Illeism,  from Latin the Latin word  ille meaning "he", and it just means talking about oneself in the third person.  Athletes and musical performers seem to be particularly prone to illeism, for which there is no known cure, except for shedding half a ton of ego.

Here are some examples of people sadly afflicted with illeism:

"I wanted to do what was best, you know, for LeBron James, and what LeBron James was gonna do to make him happy." - - LeBron James

"Without the fans, Floyd Mayweather wouldn't be where he's at today." - Floyd Mayweather

"You won't have Nixon to kick around anymore, because, gentlemen, this is my last press conference." - Nixon

Nixon could just as easily have said,
 "You won't have #12 to
kick around anymore"

"Elmo loves you!"  - 


 "Making a decision prematurely to pull out of this project wouldn't hurt Barneys or Shawn Carter but all the people that stand a chance at higher education."  - Shawn Carter

Shawn Carter gets special recognition, because he is perhaps better known as Jay-Z, so for Jay-Z to speak of himself in the third person as Shawn Carter is, maybe speaking in the 4th person.  Or sixth.  

Mark Clark can't decide.

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