WASHINGTON. Using a long-forgotten presidential power, President Bush today added 27.000 new words to the Official United States Government Dictionary, a result likely to be followed by all other dictionary publishers.
In reaction to criticism that some of President Bush’s words were not really words and were not in any dictionary, President Bush issued Executive Order 2007-52-19 that added over 27.000 new words to the official dictionary of the U.S. Government.
“Now they can’t say I don’t speak words because now my speakage is really real words,” said President Bush at his weekly press conference.
The new words include “nucular,” “decider,””speakage,” and “canditity.” Other additions and their official definitions are: “virginocity,””flubber” (“a person who makes a mistake”),”flubbee” (“a person who is made a mistake to”), “legalisticism” (“state of being legally correct”), “wino” (“a person who complains all the time”), “preecious” (“a person who can predict the future”), and “soldierofmassdestruction”(“an American fighting man and/or woman”).
Dr. Wendell Pruitt of the Harvard English department applauded the President “for his singular contribution to the English language.” “It is so refreshing to have a President who takes language seriously,” said Dr. Pruitt.
The publishers of the Merriam-Webster Dictionary issued a press release praising the President and indicating that the 27,000 words would appear in the next edition of their dictionary.