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Palinism

noun; affixation
A malapropism, words that don’t make sense or don’t mean what the speaker intended even though they were consciously chosen
 
This wonderful word comes from VP Candidate Sarah Palin’s constant verbal stumbles as she tried to navigate her way through politics using a less-than-ideal set of colloquialisms and malapropisms. Her mistakes made her an easy target, and for those who weren’t hypnotized by her boobs and glasses (Democrats), the word errors quickly became a form of party-wide entertainment. Her mouth also brings back memories of former President George W. Bush, who was also given his very own word to describe his word mix-ups: Bushisms.
Etymology : Palin- the Republican candidate for vice president in the year 2008. –ism as a noun forming suffix.
Source : Election season 2008-2009 via media, friends, facebook
Last modified: 7 December 2010


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