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Monday, 21 April 2008

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OBAMA: Everyone's Papa and Mama

US linguists have discovered that children across the US are surprising their families with the precocious pronunciation of the Democratic leading candidate, Obama.

Across meal time tables, from back seat car seats, at kiddie gym and fast food joints, pre-language tots are enunciating Obama to the shock and sometimes delight of their parents.

Mama Cindy Lou Who of Whoville, Whosconsin told linguists at Whoville U that her little Who has been saying Obama all day long for at least the 12th week of her young life. Linguist claim that there should be no surprise in this development.

Language acquisition expert, JRN Ombligo explains: "The syllables to the name Obama are the universal basic sounds associated with mama and papa. Children from time immemorial have been mouthing these simple utterances as if they were born to say them."

Political scientists think that this may be a clue to Obama's surprising support among adults as well. As Freud taught us many years ago, we are all in search of a mommy and a daddy much better than the ones we won in the genetic crap shoot we call family.

As children love the simple parental syllables of Obama, democratic voters seem to have become enamoured with the simplicistic call for hope and belief without the vexing complexities of policy or positions.

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