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Re: Learning has occurred
« Reply #550 on: 27 Nov 2022, 13:11 »

I was today years old when I learned Pence's first name is Michael. Not sure how I avoided knowing that until now.

I am genuinely intrigued. Do they always simply refer to him as Pence in US media?
In general, male politicians here are often referred to by last name alone. With Pence specifically, "Mike Pence" does seem to be used sometimes, but he is often just referred to as "Pence."
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Re: Learning has occurred
« Reply #552 on: 27 Nov 2022, 18:58 »

Just learned about the names of the meus.

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Re: Learning has occurred
« Reply #553 on: 27 Nov 2022, 21:27 »

I was today years old when I learned Pence's first name is Michael. Not sure how I avoided knowing that until now.

I am genuinely intrigued. Do they always simply refer to him as Pence in US media?
Tbf, I didn't pay that close of attention to him.
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Re: Learning has occurred
« Reply #554 on: Yesterday at 00:17 »

I should have figured that immediately , honestly!  My bad. :roll:
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Re: Learning has occurred
« Reply #555 on: Yesterday at 18:59 »

I genuinely thought all media would have used the name "Mike Pence" on the first mention. Simply "Pence" or "Mr. Pence" thereafter, sure.
Honestly, I was thinking more in conversation/social media and sometimes TV news/radio-- those last two with the possibility that if you're not tuned in at the beginning, you don't get it later on. The gender/name thing does come into play, I think, but yeah, if you were just/primarily seeking out articles on public figures, you'd probably come away knowing the first and last name, maybe throw in an initial.
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