At a press conference in Snohomish, WA, the self-described "alphabet capital of the world," the letter I (pronounced "eye") announced that presidential candidate Donald Trump would receive the 2015-2016 award for most use of an important letter as a pronoun.
"In the past twelve months, during his appearances at the debates, at campaign rallies and on television Mr. Trump has used the letter 'I' as a pronoun more than 100,000 times," the letter I stated, adding, "His pronunciation of this important letter was perfect every time."
The announcement came on the heels of two other awards Mr. Trump received earlier in the day - an award for finger pointing from the non-profit organization P.I.F.F.L.E. (Promotion of the Index Finger For Lecturing Enemies), and an award for lip curling, from S.N.E.E.R., the Society for Never-Ending and Entertaining Repartee.
Mr. Trump has also been nominated for an award from The Malaprop Society for his pronunciation of the words "nuclear" (as "nookyouler") and "library" (as "lyeberry"). The current and all time record holder of that award is former Presidesident George W. Bush.
ASSOCIATED PRESS, REUTERS, MARCH 24, 2016.