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Ed would like to know if there is a word to describe someone who refers to themself in the third person.

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Bob Dole? Donald Trump? –  KitFox Aug 3 '11 at 17:57
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A Facebook user? –  splattne Aug 3 '11 at 18:01
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Bill should have thought to post this here himself. :) –  Bill the Lizard Aug 3 '11 at 18:01
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Dmckee thinks people who do that are pretentious jerks. –  dmckee Aug 3 '11 at 18:08
    
there are also people talking like that in their daily conversation? In my native language they would sound cute to talk with others that way –  StackUnderblow Aug 3 '11 at 23:31
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up vote 8 down vote accepted

Ed suggests the word is illeism.

Ed is an illeist.

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BoltClock agrees. –  BoltClock Aug 3 '11 at 18:00
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splattne upvoted you. –  splattne Aug 3 '11 at 18:00
    
So perhaps is this commenter, who can't help thinking Ed may have posted this question after reading what looks to me like a somewhat fanciful Wikipedia entry. –  FumbleFingers Aug 3 '11 at 18:00
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@z7sg So make it better? –  Ed Guiness Aug 3 '11 at 19:09
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I think you could get more upvotes if you fleshed this out, but I learned a new word from your answer –  simchona Aug 3 '11 at 20:23
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