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What Does GOP Mean?

by | 7th, August 2007

AMERICAN sites are full of GOP. Anorak has mentioned it once or twice.

What does it mean?

The elephant – symbol of the Republican Party since 1874 – remembers that GOP stands for “Grand Old Party,” but increasingly, the elephant is standing alone.

At least that’s the thinking at The Wall Street Journal, which has decided to stop using the acronym to refer to the 148-year-old political party.

In an internal memo issued to staffers last week, Journal higher-ups said the term GOP will be dropped because not all readers know what the letters mean, and some may not realize that they are a reference to the Republican Party.

We vote out of habit…

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