By Juli Weiner, Vanity Fair
For your edification, a look back at the phrases, nouns, and neologisms that have, for better or for worse, shaped the week's national discourse.
Faux jobs [foh jawbs], noun: A group of paranoid Twitter users, congressmen, pundits, and former G.E. heads who believe the Obama campaign faked the September jobs report.
Jim Lehrer [jim lehr-rur], noun: The overly passive and detached moderator of the first 2012 presidential debate; the latest in Mitt Romney's diverse collection of bullying victims.
Big Bird [big burd], noun: The subject of one of Mitt Romney's poorer debate zingers; a Sesame Street character to whom the Obama campaign keeps fruitlessly hoping to change the subject in order to vilify Mitt Romney.
Stunt-casting [stunt kast-ng], noun: The assignment of a celebrity or otherwise remarkable person to fulfill an unexpected position, for example, Ann Romney's upcoming tenure on Good Morning America.
Scott Disick [skot diss-ick], noun: One of the few truly contemptible cultural figures who will not be appearing on the Annual Kardashian Kristmas Kard Klusterfuck.
Emotional fluffing [ih-moh-shun-ul fluff-ng], noun: The act of satisfying a platonic friend emotionally, intellectually, and/or spiritually before said friend is satisfied sexually by another, less socially complicated peer.
Really [reel-ee], noun: An oft-maligned word and arguable comedy crutch that is the subject of Jerry Seinfeld's impassioned and popular New York Times op-ed.
Seth MacFarlane [seth mik-far-layn], noun: The polarizing Family Guy auteur and newly minted Oscar-host-in-waiting.
Barclays Center[bark-leyz sent-uhr], noun: The Jay-Z-backed multipurpose arena in multi-purposeful developing Brooklyn.
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