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08/17/2011 01:40 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Colbert Explains Etymology Of 'Obamacare' (VIDEO)

Sometimes, words become so engrained in our public consciousness that we forget their origins. When that happens, a clever person might try to manipulate the meaning of a certain term in an effort to rebrand it for their own devices. Fortunately, Stephen Colbert is a stickler when it comes to etymology, so when President Obama attempted to tweak the meaning of "Obamacare" to "Obama cares...", Colbert was there to pounce on it.

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Most international viewers can watch the clip at Colbert Nation.