Bushism

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Bushism

(ˈbʊʃɪzəm)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) any apparently fatuous statement attributed to George W. Bush
Translations
bushisme
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Hyman, Why Did Law Professors Misunderestimate the Lawsuits Against PPACA?, 2014 U.
Bush-era catchwords include cut and run, decider, freedom agenda, misunderestimate, soft bigotry of low expectations, and stay the course.
A friend of mine who works on Capitol Hill assures me that foreigners seriously "misunderestimate" our politicians.
The lines, with their oblique reference to President Bush's frequent neologisms (e.g., "misunderestimate") and mispronunciations (e.g., "nuc-you-ler" for "nuclear"), are typical of Lane's approach to contemporary politics.
"'Refudiate,' 'misunderestimate,' 'wee-wee'd up.' English is a living language.
Of course, the political media being the political media, the story has become Palin's use of the, shall we say, neologism "refudiate"; her subsequent correction of her Tweet to "refute"; and then her defense of her own flexible use of the English language: "'Refudiate,' 'misunderestimate,' 'wee-wee'd up,'" she Tweeted.
People seem to enjoy my "escaped lunatic" performance art, although some, who misunderestimate the risks I'm taking, stare in barely disguised disgust.
WE should have known better than to misunderestimate the staying power of George W Bush.
Bush has complained that opponents tend to "misunderestimate" him.
It wouldn't be surprising to learn that Bush is carefully trained to say "nucular" and "misunderestimate" and the other silliness that intellectuals like to ridicule.
Let's not "misunderestimate" the great American writer any more than President Bush.
That remains a challenge, and one that the first president of the 21st century should not "misunderestimate."