12 Guaranteed Obama-isms You’ll Notice at the State of the Union

Obama-isms make watching the presidential address that much more fun. 

President Barack Obama winks as he tells a joke about his place of birth during the 2012 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner in Washington, D.C., April 28, 2012.
President Barack Obama winks as he tells a joke about his place of birth during the 2012 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner in Washington, D.C., April 28, 2012. Saul Loeb/AFP/GettyImages

The State of the Union is a big deal for obvious reasons—but we won’t just be watching to hear about President Barack Obama’s latest proposals. Obama’s patented speechmaking mannerisms make watching the SOTU all the more fun. So we’ve gathered a list of our favorite Obama-isms that you’re most likely to catch Tuesday night.

1. The Smile

2. The Preacher Voice

3. The Ceiling Point

4. The Bleacher-Seat Acknowledgment

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