The latest addition to Slate's dictionary of Obamaisms.
BaroxyContin (buh-ROK-si-kan-tin) n. A prescription painkiller sometimes abused by Obama supporters to induce feelings of euphoria while listening to Obama speak.
Example: While parents of younger Obama supporters tend to welcome their children's sudden interest in politics, rumors of BaroxyContin abuse at political rallies have given many cause for concern.
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.
Chris Wilson is a Slate contributor.