The grammar of Donald Trump tweeting ‘Thanks, Donald!’

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Prof. Ben Zimmer (Language Log) reports that it’s vocative self-address, and he offers some historical antecedents. Don’t confuse it with illeism, of course.

Originally Found On: http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2016/12/29/the-grammar-of-donald-trump-tweeting-thanks-donald/

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