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That's correct. My bad. I've been referring to "stance" as "voice." The young woman in the ad uses a second person stance in reference to herself.
It's a rather common error, but oddly seems to have escaped much scholarly analysis, at least as far as I could find without spending some money on real research. It may be related to the use of second person as an imperitive stance, such as in giv Third-person-as-first-person is called illeism, and is widely recognized as an indicator of psychopathology. Can someone here tell us, what is the formal term for incorrectly using the second person personal pronoun in reference to self?
It was interesting to me that, after the man responsible for balancing the nation's budget admitted to Jay Leno he is "pretty lost" with freshman-level high school math, he proceeded to claim he if his daughters needed his help with math, would misappropriate government resources by calling calling someone at the Department of Energy "to see if they have a physicist to come over and..." (pointing finger as if directing someone under his command)..."hey." His confused role as commander in chief but failed freshman math student seeking the help of academics under his command hints at the damaged parental relationships he sought to repair by seeking the approval of the American people as a surrogate for his father's approval.
You've demonstrated excellent capacity for repetition, colonist. Who colonized your mind?
Use of second person pronoun in reference to self is inappropriate even in kindergarten. The style is more typical of adolescents who are going through parental separation stages of development, embracing the second-person voice of a parent in self-directed internal dialogue. Not only does the style innappropriatly limit or define an audience, the colloquialism is "too informal for the college arena." Formally, colloquial use of "you" to refer to "me" renders fallacious any argument in which the incorrect pronoun is used. https://mybc.bluefield.edu/ICS/icsfs/Second_Person_point_of_view.pdf?target=f30a3207-7326-4199-a28e-3f0e0fac5487
The first-person "you" is not appropriate even for kindergarten-level curricula. It's certainly inappropriate in public discourse. "Using the word 'you' (as a first-person reference) makes a writing sample too informal for the college arena." https://mybc.bluefield.edu/ICS/icsfs/Second_Person_point_of_view.pdf?target=f30a3207-7326-4199-a28e-3f0e0fac5487 Unless of course someone intends to inappropriately limit or define their audience as perhaps nothing more than sex objects.
"the message is, when you are talking about yourself, speak in the first person. It's more genuine and better received." http://jmperryprescriptionsforlifewritten.blogspot.com/2012/05/speaking-in-second-person-counter.html "the message is, when you are talkiing about yourself, speak in the first person. It's more genuine and better received."
After a bit of contemplation, I'm convinced this ad betrays self-loathing or at least familial doubts on the part of a man born as a result of his mother's college fling. A more honest script might read "do it with someone who my half-brothers and their mother won't find abusive, someone who won't lose one leg then another in car crashes, only to die in a third single-car head-on collision with a tree stump, during a phase of mid-life defined primarily by drunkenness and, given the history of medical trauma, pain medication.": Where are Obama Sr.'s medical records? Autopsy reports? It's no surprise that particular father of teenage girls would publish a political ad inferring long-term commitment is not a prerequisite for intimacy.
Let's try the standard Ethics 101 device: what if the shoe was on the other foot? For sake of equality, how about a commercial where a teen boy is talking about who he wants to "do it" with for the first time? Seems to me that portraying putative teen girls out to be sex objects is about as full scale war on women as one can get. Oh, I forgot to mention. Vagina. There. I said it. Now I'm credible.
Bye bye LGBT Obama fans -- at least the "L" segment. At least the first time "You want to do it with a guy" said the spokesperson for the President of the United States. Maybe the spokesperson's universal reference to "you" and what "you want" does infer a a message to another segment of the LGBT "community" - the President of the United States thinks everyone should do it with a guy, at least the first time they do it. And what about that self-referential use of second person? It's a rhetorical device that projects one's own interests, desires and beliefs onto the listener. It implies a universal norm (you) of which one's self ("I") is but a standardized component. Get your government out of our bodies. How about that, Mr. President?
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