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July 2 2008 11:35 AM

Nirbama

The latest addition to Slate's dictionary of Obamaisms.

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Today's Obamaism:

Nirbama

(ner-BAH-muh).

n.

A state of bliss and peace gained by breaking the cycle of reincarnation of Bushes and Clintons running for president.

Example: After seeing the political soul of George H.W. Bush reappear in the form of his son George and that of Bill Clinton re-emerge as his wife Hillary, many voters experienced feelings of Nirbama when Barack Obama won the nomination.

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.

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