wee-weed up

Benjamin Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Fri Aug 21 17:17:24 UTC 2009

On Fri, Aug 21, 2009 at 11:00 AM, Joel S. Berson<Berson at att.net> wrote:
> At 8/20/2009 11:23 PM, M Covarrubias wrote:
>>i think i assumed he was blending "all riled up" with mimicking the
>>little piggy that went weeweewee all the way home. sort of like a
>>crazy little critter that runs around shrieking.
> Remember that in August Congress takes its recess.  All the (pork
> barrel) pigs go wee-weeing home to their constituents, the
> Republicans among them squealing about what Obama has done to them.

>From CNN's Ed Henry...

"...I think based on my reporting abilities, I will suggest that he's
suggesting that people are a little agitated, if you will, a little
over-excited right now."

So they're riled up to the point of incontinence?

--Ben Zimmer

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