Moreover, not all of the identified "rudeness" is actually rude; it's just different customs.
When Bush took office, about as many Americans identified as Republicans as identified as Democrats.
"We've identified about twelve people so far, and we've gotten a hold of one of the people we have a photo of," he explained.
1640s, "regard as the same," from French identifier, from identité (see identity). Sense of "recognize" first recorded 1769. Meaning "make one (with), associate (oneself)" is from 1780. Sense of "serve as means of identification" is attested by 1886. Related: Identified; identifying.