Joseph Cannon raises a good point:
Naming names: Dare we bring up the age-old question of nomenclature? I don’t like “Occupy Wall Street.” It’s unwieldy. Worse, it doesn’t offer up a sharp and zingy identifier for the occupiers. I mean, are the protesters supposed to say “I’m an Occupy Wall Streeter”? Or “I’m a Wall Street Occupier”? Or “I’m an Occupier of Wall Street”? Or…what?
Also, that phrase has kind of an unwelcome militaristic feel — as in, Occupied Iraq, Occupied France, that sort of thing. It gives off kind of a Bushy vibe.
Maybe we can segue into another name?
We have Teabaggers and Fleebaggers, Carpetbaggers and Firebaggers, so why not “Wallbaggers?”
Works for me.