New Words Created from the Presidential Campaign

From technology to slang, new words pop up daily. Some have a short life and others eventually stay in general use and become part of the language. The current presidential campaign has a creativity of its own which may last beyond 2016. Witness the following:

1) perryty: While the NFL revels in its creation of “parity,” the situation where a dozen teams are vying for two final playoff spots in late December, this political version is not so exhilarating to the participants. It is the condition where no amount of money spent by qualified candidates is able to raise them into double-digit percentages in the polls, causing many to drop out of the race early.

2) trumpled: Strangely, this word already exists in the Urban Dictionary1 as “The aimless wandering after kids wake up and before their parents feed them.” However, a second and more virulent form of the verb has emerged. To be “trumpled” means to be verbally assaulted publically in a juvenile manner.

3) mismegynist: A misogynist2 who has a particular dislike for women who are more intelligent than he is.

4) WallMall: The proposed border fence with Mexico which is also a Trump/Atlantic City-style tourist attraction.

5) obamination: Originally defined in the Urban Dictionary3 in May, 2008, as “The disastrous result of doing or following the speakings of a smooth talker.” Consequences of this have expanded greatly since January 20, 2009. Now, it also describes a country which is experiencing various internal attacks which threaten to destroy it. The means of destruction are typically:

a) uncontrolled deficit spending with a dangerous percentage of national debt owned by adversarial countries
b) wealth redistribution, under euphemisms like the “Affordable Care Act” or “tuition-free university education, with the goal of maintaining the lifetime voter loyalty of the recipients
c) have the state redefine things it did not create and has no authority over (e.g. when does human life begin and what is marriage?)
c) instead of fostering family values in the inner city, keep throwing money at the problem without accountability, thus dooming the citizens to dependence
d) replace meaningful dialogue with political-correctness by trumpling anyone who dares to protect First and Second Amendment rights

6) unwarrented: Describes the claim of membership in a racial minority which is questionable or unverifiable and is often discarded in public when politically expedient for the charlatan.4,5

7) laundremail: Email which is altered by employees of the State Department to remove the words “Top Secret” when sending information to the Secretary of State’s personal computer server, in violation of federal law.

8) kerrymandering: a convoluted negotiating scheme whereby the powerful entity deals from weakness, the sinister party gets what he wants and the losing citizenry are told they gained (to borrow a phrase from the 1930’s) “peace in our time.”

9) bidentity theft: When a person in political office claims to be a member of a certain religion, but whose actions contradict essential beliefs. Named after the current Vice-President who thinks he is a practicing Catholic, but promotes Obamacare with its abortion and sterilization requirements plus his endorsement of same-sex “marriage.” Other notable victims include House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

10) appauled: Utter shock and disbelief that anyone would trash the Fourth Amendment in a desperate attempt to make living in an obamination safe from terrorists. Persons who are appauled know that Benjamin Franklin was correct when he said, “People willing to trade their freedom for temporary security deserve neither and will lose both.”6

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2 – “12 Ways to Spot a Misogynist,” by Berit Brogaard, D.M.Sci., PhD,, 2/18/2015

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4 – “Activist professor Ward Churchill and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren both in the past had falsely claimed Native American heritage.” From “Gender, race are strangely malleable in modern world,” by Victor Davis Hanson,, 8/28/2015

5 – “As we all know, Elizabeth Warren is a Native American when it suits her. She’s glad to use her purported heritage when it’s to her advantage… she’ll cast it aside in an instant when it embarrasses her.” From Elizabeth Warren Shuts Down Fellow Native American On Senate Floor,” by Jim Treacher,, 11/20/2014

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