Jackson gets credit for "dead duck." Harding for "bloviate," and Teddy Roosevelt for "lunatic fringe."
George W. Bush coined "mis-underestimate," and called a tree expert an "arbo-tree-ist."
And now, President Obama has introduced us all to: "wee-wee'd up."
Talking about the fussing and fuming over health care reform, he said, "There's something about August going into September where everybody in Washington gets all 'wee wee'd up.'"
Translation: people are so excited, they, uh, lose control.
We'll have to see whether the phrase makes it into popular culture and the dictionary. Or goes the way of Jefferson's "de-barrass," which means to un-embarrass yourself.
Something people in Washington rarely do.
That's a page from my Notebook.
I'm Katie Couric, CBS News.