"Patti Lupone (Eva) is known to Broadway audiences for her performances in..." http://www.playbillvault.com/Show/Detail/Whos_who/12263/1451...
For high school productions, there's always some kid who ends his bio with something like, "...David also enjoys Model U.N., playing guitar, and writing in the third person."
Of course, mdefarge realizes that that is not what this post is referring to, but rather dexterzyd's opinion regarding the use of the third person in everyday speech: "Illeism is used with an air of grandeur, to give the speaker lofty airs." She would simply like to point out that, actually, illeism "can have a variety of intentions depending on context," including a usage to "impart humility." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illeism
When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir
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