Sarah Palin isn’t the Only New Shakespeare

I’m not trying to make this the ‘all Sarah Palin, all the time” blog, but if Palin can have a little fun with the English language, then I guess it’s okay if we do, too!

On Twitter, Palin took to making a little fun of herself from an earlier tweet that’s already been deleted, saying:

“Refudiate,” “misunderestimate,” “wee-wee’d up.” English is a living language. Shakespeare liked to coin new words too. Got to celebrate it!

Now I certainly understand that one never wants to “misunderestimate” anyone for having a slip of the tongue, but even Palin supporters have to admit that comparing oneself to the Bard is over-the-top egotism, even for Miss Sarah!

But if this is the way to become more like William Shakespeare, then why not go for it!  So I put a call out on Twitter and Facebook for some new political malapropisms.  Here are few for your midweek pleasure!

My absolute favorite is from Suebob at Red Stapler blog.  She coined the term “bundit” — a political gadfly who talks out his or her butt! (I know I can always count on Suebob for things like this!)

The lovely Jessica Gottlieb likes “spier” — the act of using binoculars to guard Alaska from those pesky Canadians!

Nicurnmama on Twitter offers “STRAMAS” – the combination of stress and drama that defines our political world today.

And some contributions from Facebook include “politibunk” –  what comes out of Sarah Palin’s mouth most of the time.  And “twitwaffle” — I’m not sure what the definition of that one would be, but I think we could have some fun with it!

Move over Taegan Goddard-- this could be the start of a whole new political dictionary!

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