Joe Biden produced three new Bidenisms this week. Please continue to send your nominations (with a link, please) to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more, and our stab at a definition, see " The Complete Bidenisms."
"I've been sleeping with a teacher for a long time. But it's always been the same teacher."—Referring to his wife Jill while hosting a National Teacher of the Year reception, Washington, D.C., April 26
"The wrong people end up collecting the women."—Attempting to tell a crowd that the wrong people collected winnings from the financial crisis while stumping for financial regulation, Milwaukee, Wis., April 27
"Folks, this is a big-deal moment."—Alluding to his "big fucking deal" gaffe in comparing the significance of financial reform to the importance of the health care bill, Milwaukee, Wis., April 27
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