Sunday, November 9, 2008


From the Orlando Sentinel, 9 November 2008:

As President-elect Obama prepares for the White House, a barrage of Barackisms has been unleashed. Or maybe they should be called Obamanyms. Here's a glossary, culled by The Associated Press from Web sites and news reports:

Obamaphoria: The post-election rapture that swept over Obama's supporters worldwide.

Obamanation: A twist on "abomination," expressed by evangelicals and other conservatives who oppose Obama's stance on abortion, gay marriage and other social issues.

Obamanos: A play on "Vamonos," or "Let's go".

Obamatopia: The political paradise that Obama's staunchest supporters hope he'll usher in.

Obamalujah: Exultation shouted by his fans.

Obamatrons: The policy wonks who will occupy the West Wing of his White House.

Obamascope: Media scrutiny of the new leader.

Obamanator: Hollywood-inspired nickname.

Obamalicious: Complimentary term used by those who like Obama's looks.

Obamaloha: Goodbye, Obama-style, with a nod to Hawaii.

Bamelot: From a New York Post headline that played on the youth and freshness of John F. Kennedy's administration that came to be known as Camelot.

Obamerika: Headline from the Croatian newspaper Slobodna Dalmacija.

*Gags with a spoon.*

The revolution is at hand. Will you be a leader or a follwoer?

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