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Obamanglish Definition For The Word Unequivocal


1) adjective, English: Admitting no doubt or misunderstanding; clear and unambiguous (American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

2) adjective, Obamanglish: Completely the opposite of one’s true intentions (Pragmatic Dictionary of Political Science, First Edition)

alternative form: unequivocally (adverb)

For both definitions, see:

“Giving retroactive immunity to telecom companies is simply wrong. Thankfully, the most recent effort to pass this legislation at the end of the legislative year failed. I unequivocally oppose this grant of immunity and support the filibuster of it. I have cosponsored Senator Dodd’s proposal that would remove it from the current FISA bill and continue to follow this debate closely. In order to prevail, the proponents of retroactive immunity still have to convince 60 or more senators to vote to end a filibuster of this bill. I will not be one of them.”

– campaign email from Barack Obama, 2008

3 comments to Obamanglish Definition For The Word Unequivocal

  • At least he’s been trying to imitate Pontius Pilate when he washed his hands off the slaying of Jesus Christ.


  • Tom

    Obama’s just another crock of shit politician who is part of the problem. i’m beginning to think anarchy is the only way to solve our political dilemma.

  • Jim

    Beginning to think? Tom, man, you were alluding to that in 2005.

    Life is not dichotomous. It’s not forever either sunny and daisies or a hurricane outside. Politicians aren’t dichotomous. They’re not either just heroes or just pieces of shit. A number of things Obama would do right, and some small number of very important things Obama has done horribly wrong.

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