Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Isms, ites and ologies.

Just a thought.

Thatcherism: the political and economic policies advocated by Mrs. Margaret Thatcher, especially as contrasted with those of earlier Conservative leaders.

Blairism: the policies and intellectual approach of Tony Blair

Bushism refers to a number of unconventional words, phrases, pronunciations, malapropisms and semantic or linguistics errors that have occurred in the public speaking of former United States President George W. Bush and, before that, of his father George H. W. Bush a former United States presiden

Doesn't that say it all? I'm not a fan of Thatcher, and Blair turned out to be a 'disappointment' (as a certain former president might say). But at least the isms they left behind them refer to policies and ideologies, not the inability to get a sentence out.

what I'm wondering is what Obama's ideology will be called.
Obamaism? Clunky.
Obamism? Uncomfortably close to Onanism if you ask me.
Obamite? Sounds like something you put on your toast, or maybe a biblical tribe: "And yea, the Obamites did go forth from the land of Canaan..."
I've seen Obamology used, albeit disparagingly on a slighgtly unhinged right wing site, but i have a feeling that this is the one that will catch on. You read it here first.


Bush is gone. The English language will be waterboarded by the White House no more.


  1. Amen! Thanks for stopping by the blog...I'm going to link to yours, too.