By Jeff Hullinger
Question: What does speaking in third person mean?
Two GOP candidates for Governor habitually spoke in third person.
My guess is a political or speech consultant has encouraged Mr. Oxendine to refer to himself in public as John Oxendine.
He too has been speaking in the third person.
Maybe it’s a trend.
“Jeff Hullinger enjoyed covering Tuesday’s election results” said Jeff Hullinger.
With my move from sports to news- – I thought I was done hearing such phrases.
Athletes usually constitute the majority of those who speak in third person.
Deion Sanders owns the line, ” Deion will make an impact” said Deion Sanders.
Ricky Henderson also would speak in paragraphs using third person.
“Ricky Henderson must do what Ricky Henderson must do” said Ricky Henderson.
Maybe we can blame Seinfeld reruns.
Remember the Jimmy episode? A hip guy who spoke in third person.
Try this tonight.
Speak to your spouse in third person and see how far you get.
“Jeff Hullinger would like his wife to bring him a cup of decaf coffee” said Jeff Hullinger
On second thought.
Or is that third thought?
Hullinger is a reporter at WXIA. This post originally appeared on 11alive.com/bullpen.