The Washington Times - April 25, 2013, 10:27AM

In case anyone wonders, ‘misunderestimate’ is the iconic Bushism that has seen the most use in the press since former President George W. Bush first uttered the word on Nov. 6, 2000 - this according to the Global Language Monitor, a research group that tracks public word usage through 250,000 news sources with computer software.

“Other presidents of the United States created their own words, some of which caused confusion among the literati and schoolmarms of the time,” points out research director Paul JJ Payack.


Some of the better known, he says, are “administration,” coined by George Washington himself, “caucus” (John Adams), “sanction,” (Thomas Jefferson), “OK,”(Martin Van Buren), “normalcy” (Warren G. Harding) and “muckraker” (Theodore Roosevelt).