And then there's FLOTUS (First Lady of the United States). What kind dick calls her that? Yet I was checking out the headlines on the MSNBC website and there it was - FLOTUS, not First Lady. I live in Pennsylvania and we have, as does every other state, a Governor. When his wife is introduced at functions she is called the First Lady of Pennsylvania. Maybe, instead of calling her that, they should call her the FLOP. Shouldn't the same principles be applied to every First Lady of every state? Do you see where I'm coming from?
Then, of course, there is the SCOTUS.
|Justice Scalia tries to cure SCOTUS with broccoli|
The first thing that crossed my mind when I heard SCOTUS had nothing to do with the Supreme Court. I thought the reporter had mistakenly dropped a consonant and was speaking about male genitalia. When I understood my mistake I new for certain that Pudding Heads abound. Think about it? Doesn't SCOTUS sound like some weird testicular fungus? Something Justice Scalia might truly be suffering from? Or Justice Thomas? Sounds a bit vulgar, doesn't it? The sort of thing our parents might whisper about a bad neighbor? "I hear he has scotus." I know some people might disagree with me, but I think it definitely doesn't describe the highest court in the country.
For the most part, I believe this is just one of those crazy fads which sweeps through the halls of Journalism from time to time. Some pudding head some where was trying to be cool and catchy. I doubt very much if the general public is going to adopt POTUS, and FLOTUS, and SCROTUS... I mean SCOTUS into their vocabulary. It will pass. But until it does we will have to endure this acronym hell.