[Generally it has been coined as] Obamadon

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Dec 17 00:56:43 UTC 2012

On Sun, Dec 16, 2012 at 7:16 PM, Arnold Zwicky <zwicky at stanford.edu> wrote:
> it's a variant of -odont, the 'tooth' stem, with the -a of "Obama" swallowing up the -o

I figured that there was some lame pswaydo-explanation like that. The
name is meant as a pun and not as science.

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