It always strikes me as odd how few people seem to realize that the United States is not a Democracy, but a Republic. I realize that it matters very little in our day-to-day lives, and further I realize that many of the folks appreciate the difference between a pure democracy and a representative republic, but still it's semantically incorrect.
I suppose it's hard to really differentiate the two in a 10-second sound bite, though.
That's all. Discuss amongst yourselves.