"Obama used first-name
personalization much more frequently than Romney, greeting recipients by their first names 98 percent of the time (as compared to only 8.5 percent for Romney)." The Politico quoted the report, as saying.
RACEGOERS will be on first-name
terms with most of the jockeys at Gowran Park today as the long-standing tradition of having their first names initialled on the racecard has been altered, writes David Jennings.
In another TV series The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin (1976- 1979), the equals at Sunshine Desserts are on first-name
terms, the boss is 'CJ' (never his name), inferiors are addressed by their first names and secretary Joan addresses Reggie as 'Mr Perrin'.
The shock measures would have seen former notorious inmates like Charles Bronson and Stephanie Slater kidnapper Michael Sams treated on first-name
terms by Birmingham guards.
From a methodological point of view, it will be interesting to test the effect of first-name
similarity in a computer-mediated context.
Gingold" at our initial meeting, rather than on the first-name
basis one would normally use for a colleague.
Steve Root extracted from the above-cited website 1488 five-letter first names and the commonest 1064 five-letter last names, forming from these 3456 first-name
squares and 1154 surname squares.
When Blair gets the first-name
treatment, it's usually done with a bit of edge - as in the phrase "Tony's cronies".
The variable of interest here is "naming," or "forms of address," which refers to whether we address others using the "title-last-name" (Mr., Ms., Dr., Professor Smith) or "first-name
" (Joe, Mary) form.
You could just telephone the chief executive officer of Shearson Lehman around dinnertime--according to the Standard & Poor's directory, he's a man named Peter Cohen--and say, "Listen, Peter, I was wondering if you fellows drill in that first-name
approach in your Executive Pest Training Program, or is that the sort of thing they teach at the Harvard Business School?"
I INTEND to call Centrica boss Sir Roy Gardner to congratulate him on the friendly first-name
calls by British Gas.