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.


Most international viewers can watch the clip at Colbert Nation.