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June 26 2008 10:41 AM

Barachmaninoff

The latest addition to Slate's dictionary of Obamaisms.

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Today's Obamaism:

Barachmaninoff (buh-rahkh-MAH-nuh-nawf) n. A celebrated Russian composer hired by Obama to pen expansive, masterful campaign songs.

Example: Although critically acclaimed, Barachmaninoff's first concerto struck many Americans as unnecessarily complex and inaccessible.

Since Slate first launched its Encyclopedia Baracktannica in February, more than 800 readers have written in with their own Obamaisms, from "Barack Ness Monster" to "Post-Baracalyptic." The best of these entries, along with Slate's original Obama neologisms, are collected in a new book: Obamamania! The English Language, Barackafied, available June 24.

In conjunction with the publication of the book, we will be publishing a new Obamaism every morning and adding it to the Obamamania widget below, which you can add to your Facebook or MySpace profile or Web site.

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