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Quiz Nation! Who's the "Decider" — Or Just Talks Like One?

Quiz Nation! Who's the "Decider" — Or Just Talks Like One?



As a presidency evolves (or vice versa) sometimes language has to expand and make room for some novel terms that best explain the times. "Decider" is one such term (thank you George W. Bush) and don't forget Mr. "Lust in his Heart," Jimmy Carter.

William Safire has a whole list of favorite presidential word inventions in this week's Newsweek, some of them are out of this world. See if you can match the new term with the presidency!

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Quiz Nation! Who's the "Decider" — Or Just Talks Like One?

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billyart101 billyart101 7 years
I got them all right. I guess I learned something in my American Presidency class.
orianna orianna 8 years
As for the article? I also would have gone with, "in the final analysis", for JFK, rather than "life is unfair". I've never heard "life is unfair".
orianna orianna 8 years
As for the article? I also would have gone with, "in the final analysis", for JFK, rather than "life is unfair". I've never heard "life is unfair".
orianna orianna 8 years
I don't know whether to be concerned or impressed with myself that I got all four...
raciccarone raciccarone 8 years
At first I was confused about the "nabobs" because it was Spiro Agnew, then I realized that I didn't read the instructions carefully. It was the Presidency, not the President. At that point I wept because I realized I had poor reading comprehension.
Matdredalia Matdredalia 8 years
4/4, WOOT! The 4th one made me go "hrrm", so I kind of guessed based on what I knew about each one. It's encouraging to know I'm not a complete moron when it comes to Presidents Past, lol. P.S. Ya'll should have thrown in "I am not a crook" for a laugh :)
Matdredalia Matdredalia 8 years
4/4, WOOT! The 4th one made me go "hrrm", so I kind of guessed based on what I knew about each one. It's encouraging to know I'm not a complete moron when it comes to Presidents Past, lol. P.S. Ya'll should have thrown in "I am not a crook" for a laugh :)
mandy_frost mandy_frost 8 years
Wahoo! 4/4 I figured nattering nabobs of negativism was Nixonian. It just made it that much MORE alliterative. Also, the man was brilliant. Had he not been so paranoid, I think we'd see him as a great president (EPA, OSHA, relationship with China).
CitizenSugar CitizenSugar 8 years
Hey stephley, good eye! Safire was associating the term with a presidency, not just the president. I could have been more clear.
stephley stephley 8 years
Oh-if we're giving our scores, I missed the Truman one. Sounded too tame for him.
LibertySugar LibertySugar 8 years
3/4... not bad. The Nixon one got me.
MarinerMandy MarinerMandy 8 years
Well I sucked at that one...I only knew Evil Empire. I loved how Milard Filmore was an option on one of the questions.
stephley stephley 8 years
But it was Nixon's vice-president Spiro Agnew who first used 'nattering nabobs of negativism' in a speech.
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