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Words: Yumorous, adj.

SOME HANG on every breath Clinton spares from that fabled cigar. The more sophisticated, making do with John Walsh's summary on Tuesday, learned that the President's secretary had not watched. "It's almost yumorous," he replied. "I'd have to be an exhibitionist not to exclude everyone at those moments."

What did he mean? Dictionaries yielded nothing. Several calls to America and even two twentysomething women could not help, relish though they did this apparent amalgam of humor and yummy. The keyboard then prompted a suspicion confirmed by wading through a complete transcript: y and h are close together, the President merely said "humorous". But Walsh's coining is an immortal rendering of that Arkansas accent.