Anorak

Anorak | Obami: The New Language Of Barack’s O-Barmy Army

Obami: The New Language Of Barack’s O-Barmy Army

by | 10th, November 2008

HOW do we describe Obama? We need a new language. Cue the teleprompter:

Last night I went to a party in Tokyo to celebrate the election, and got inspired beforehand to make a language named after Obama. Actually, the language was already around, but I gave it a new nickname, Obami…

Obamo, Obamas, Obama…

The Obami language is inspired by pidgin languages, like Hawaiian pidgin, and in addition to words from European languages, it has a lot of words from Swahili (a language spoken in Kenya) and from Indonesian. I know that Obama is basically a monoglot, but still, he’s an inspiration!…

I’d love it if this could become part of the new international dialogue that I hope Obama will inspire.

It’s a short lexicon based on a million nunaces of “hope” and a further 550,000 variant son “change”, which in Obami is itself a changeable word, appearing as “no change”, “plus ca change” and “got any spare change?”…



Posted: 10th, November 2008 | In: Politicians Comments (7) | TrackBack | Permalink