Monday, March 23, 2015

Sudden presidential thought

Why has "POTUS" become such a popular abbreviation? It's only four fewer letters than "president" and seems pretentious to me. Also, it seems like it's used mostly by people criticizing Barack Obama, but lacks the negative connotation that goes with other such references, so that's weird.

This is something I really want to know the answer to, if someone can clue me in.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The first time i ever heard it was on West Wing; all the president's staff referred to him as such... maybe the show made it popular? otherwise, i have no idea.