Just as soon as President Barack Obama uttered the words Thursday afternoon, the reaction was nearly universal.
Real Clear Politics' Mike Memoli: "I don't know what that means."
The Associated Press' Phil Elliott: "Did the president just say Washington gets all "wee-wee-ed up" in August? Really?"
FOX News' Greta van Susteren would later say, "I don't know what that means."
What had happened? During Obama's remarks at a national health care forum, Obama said: "There's something about August going into September where everybody in Washington gets all wee-weed up. I don't know what it is. But that's what happens."
Next up were the jokes.
"When will birthers start saying that 'wee-weed up' is an old Kenyan Muslim saying?" wrote The Hill's Youngman on Twitter.
"Wondering if media elite latte consumption correlates to 'wee-weed up' factor?" tweeted Bloomberg's Lizzie O'Leary. "So am I wee-weed up? I thought it was just allergies."
The Weekly Standard's Mary Katharine Ham chimed in: "My little brothers often weeweed up the pool in August." And: "Yes, wee-wee, the sneakiest fear-monger. Tinkle, the silent consensus-killer."
AP's Elliott: "He's probably talking about urologists, who are famous for taking excessive urine samples for extra profit. So 'wee-wee-ed up.'"
Michelle Malkin blogged: "Is this some Chicago phrase I don't know about?"
Before you knew it, the term "wee weed" was a trending topic on Twitter, it had it's own Twitter handle (@weeweed) and its own domain name — www.weeweed.com.
Is this Obama-ism soon to become trendy enough to warrant an entry in Webster's dictionary?
Dictionary.com doesn't have an entry specifically for "wee-weed" but, for "wee wee", the online dictionary says that, in noun form, "wee wee" means "urine" and, as a verb, it means "to urinate."
But, clearly, Obama couldn't have been making potty jokes about health care, right?
After the original confusion and chuckles over "wee-weed" had passed, a consensus emerged that Obama meant the word to mean something along the lines of "riled up."
Dobbs: "What is this expression? I never heard it before. None of our folks here have heard of it before. What is 'wee weed up' as the president said?"
Henry: "I had a sneaking suspicion you might ask me that. And I hate not to have an answer for you. But I suspect — this is an educated guess —"
Dobbs: "No, no, no. Wait a minute. Do you know or do you not?"
Henry: "I don't know but I think based on my reporting abilities, I will suggest that he's suggesting that people are a little agitated, if you will, a little over-excited right now."