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June 24 2008 8:03 AM

Post-Baratic Stress Disorder

The latest addition to Slate's dictionary of Obamaisms.

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Today's Obamaism:

Post-Baratic stress disorder (pohst buh-RAT-ik stres sin-drohm) n. A sporadic recurrence of giddiness typically displayed by those who have recently returned from an Obama rally.

Example: After she returned from Iowa, Shelley's co-workers learned to tolerate her outbreaks of post-Baratic stress disorder, which they agreed were beyond her control.

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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Chris Wilson is a Slate contributor.

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