Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Obamalection:* Effects

Here are my bets on some of the effects of the Obama election:

a) that Obama will be used as a first name in the developing world (not confined to Africa; definitely it'll be widespread in Latin America)

b) that Barack as a first name will skyrocket in the US, especially in the Black community

c) that Barack as a first name (and permutations thereof: Baraka, Mabrouk) will skyrocket in the Middle East/Arab world

d) that visa applications to the US will skyrocket

e) that inner-city crime rates will plummet. I'm convinced we would be heading to another low-point-of-the-American-city, as in Lower-East-Side-1982, if McCain were to have won (not so much as a direct factor of McCain but as an antibama corollary)

f) that crime rates in Brazil will plummet

g) that Venezuela and Colombia might be seeing some political changes

and now back to my lagging dissertation ...

* alternately: Obamelection. I can't figure out how to type a schwa.


Blogger joshphillipson said...

And Hussein will slowly dissipate as a middle name on Facebook only to crop up again as a white middle-class/name in late July 2009.

4:20 PM  
Blogger AV said...

maybe. i already removed it as my middle name on facebook! i don't like having a middle name!

2:46 AM  
Anonymous Piergi said...

"I can't figure out how to type a schwa."

Well, I'd say "ə", although you can maybe approximate it with "∂" :-)

Great blog, I'm just starting to read it.

4:01 PM  

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