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Getting wee-weed up

Posted by Smokey Stover on August 22, 2009 at 16:14

In Reply to: Getting wee-weed up posted by ESC on August 21, 2009 at 23:28:

: White House explains Obama 'wee-weed up' comment

: By PHILIP ELLIOTT, Associated Press Writer Philip Elliott, Associated Press Writer - WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama puzzled people when he said Washington "gets all wee-weed up." The White House offered a translation Friday: Folks are wetting the bed over the health care debate.

If it is indeed the health-care issue that's causing Washington to get all wee-weed up, that sounds to me like excited girls peeing their pants. But if it has to do with the August-September period when Congress is in recess, perhaps Washingtonians do get childish and start wetting the bed. I don't think it matters much, but it's an interesting verb. I've never heard it used much except by dog trainers trying to use restrained language for the benefit of clients and television.