The dictionary of Obamaisms, updated daily.
The dictionary of Obamaisms, updated daily.
The English language, Barackafied.
June 30 2008 11:09 AM


The latest addition to Slate's dictionary of Obamaisms.


Today's Obamaism:

Obamnipresent (oh-BAHM-nuh-PREZ-uhnt) adj. Pertaining to Barack Obama's ubiquity in discussions overheard in restaurants, subways, bookstores, newsrooms, etc.

Example: After hearing an elderly woman mention the name "Barack Obama" for the third time in as many minutes, even Josh agreed that the candidate was Obamnipresent.

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 now.

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


Chris Wilson is a Slate contributor.

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