16 April 2008

Encyclopedia Baraktannica

Am I the last nerdling alive to hear about this?!

More relevant than Britannica, hipper than the Letterman Top 10 List, more laser-focused than Wikipedia, its Baraktannica!

This widget from Slate includes such modern etymological classics* as:

Barakupied (Unable to think about any politician other than Barak)
High-Baraktane
Barakracy
Barkaismo
Barakolyte
Barakiavellian
Operation Baraki Freedom
Barak-Paper-Scissors

"Barak" the Neogolism Germ of Our Time!
*Yes, I know that is a clusterf*ck of a term, but it's mine and I'm embracing it!

3 comments:

alejna said...

I hadn't realized how many neologisms his name could generate.

And I quite like the term "modern etymological classic."

City Girl said...

Thanks, Sister!

Now I'll just sit back and wait for it to appear in William Safire's Sunday NYT column. :o)

City Girl said...

Thanks, Sister!

Now I'll just sit back and wait for it to appear in William Safire's Sunday NYT column. :o)