Whew..Way back in December and I see no responses unless they are erased.
THE MAN: Let's see...Miles is The Man, Jagger is The Man, you're best friend, the person who lays a great idea on you,
the person who helps you out of any sort of problem plaguing you with a cool you admire.
How many times have you said 'You're The Man!" or He's The man!"?
On the other hand there is one use of this phrase used in "warning" and/or anger and that use would
be put to those in law enforcement. The police, the FBI, NSA, (few aware of NSA), civilian informers
i.e. "Be wary of Joe coz he works for The Man".
Basically, I hear it used most in relaying one's elation, gratitude, happiness with a person who
does something in a field the "user" of the phrase enjoys and might be involved with themselves.
My example? Fess Parker is The Man!
That's my story and I'm sticking to it! :0)
Well AL (is there a camera and problem around) might be right. We have to see. I will say this: I watched President Obama's speech in Congress and noticed many smiles during same. I also noticed I felt good inside. The news was bleak. But I still felt good about what I was hearing and seeing. (I know it's cliche' but Kennedy came to mind). Unlike George (mumbles) Bush, in the few televised press talks he gave, making brash statements, threats, and being unable to answer a reporter's question straight on. I think David Letterman had a good thing with "Famous Moments In Presidential Speeches". if you never saw it check YouTube. Some clips might be there. It was amazing and true. So far..Mr President?....You're The Man!!