During his remarks before the Congressional Black Caucus Saturday evening, I couldn’t help but notice how President Obama was making a very noticeable omission: The letter G.
“Take off your bedroom slippers. Put on your marching shoes,” he said, his voice rising as applause and cheers mounted. “Shake it off. Stop complainin’. Stop grumblin’. Stop cryin’. We are going to press on. We have work to do.”
This was also one of the rare occasions that the Harvard-educated Chicago native chose to use the word “y’all,” but I digress…
I’m just curious — What does Obama have against the letter G?
A language analyst clears things up, noting that Obama drops his “g”s when he’s trying to relate to Average Joes:
In general, at least from this evidence, Senator Obama’s “dropped g’s” tend to occur in verb forms whose subjects are “ordinary Americans”, and whose meaning has something to do with the struggles of ordinary life.
How nice — to relate to us “average” folks, President Obama dumbs down his speech. (I’m with Peggy Noonan on this one — one dropped G from a President of the United States is one too many.)
Here’s a refresher course for the president: