Obamino effect (oh-BOM-uh-noh i-FECKT) n. An unfortunate consequence of an Obama supporter fainting in awe in the middle of a tightly packed arena.
Example: Because the Briggs Arena was filled to capacity, Ethel's collapse at the first sight of the candidate caused an Obamino effect that sent supporters everywhere sprawling.
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