Monday, January 19, 2009

"Hail and Farewell, Great Miscommunicator"

The planet is on the verge of what may be the most anticipated (certainly, the most watched) hand-over of political power ever.

Prisoners-of-war, comedians, the military-industrial complex, celebrity impersonators, the newly jobless - all have their personal reasons for eyeing this development with joy or trepidation. As a fan of new word inventions, Apprentice Writer will admit to a pang of sadness at the thought that Mr. Bush's creations will now be less visible to the public. To mark the final day of office, here AW's salute to some of her favorites.

BIGACY (as in: "...I denounced anti-Catholic bigacy."

EXPLORATIONISTS (as in"...explorationists are willing to move equipment...")

EMBETTER (as in " hard to embetter themselves...")

TERRIERS AND BARRIFFS (as in"...if the T & B are torn down, the economy will grow.")

RESIGNATE (as in: "...the issue doesn't seem to resignate with the people.")

and final drumroll for,

MISUNDERESTIMATED (as in: "[America's enemies] misunderestimated me.")

The President-Elect may be a gifted orator, but something tells AW that he is not as expert as the soon-to-be-former President in the art of word creation.

*(Post title taken from The Toronto Star, 14 Jan. 2009)

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