Saturday, April 5, 2008

Fun with epicaricacy

Another day, another mindset. It's Saturday, and even though I have to work all weekend, it's great not to have to commute to my office. It's much better to work from home. And the day is beautiful here today...sunny & warm. It's a perfect April day in Chicago.

So how in the world can we have fun with "epicaricacy?" To be honest, there aren't many ways. However, if you saw my profile, I love limericks. In fact, I have been a part of the OEDILF project from its beginnings on Wordcraft. You can join that wonderful project here: www.oedilf.com . Recently I've been far too busy to do much over there, but if you have a moment, you might want to see it. They are trying to define every word there is by limericks; in other words, they are writing a limerictionary. Therefore, I am very interested in "epicaricacy" limericks. Here is one that very talented Hic et ubique, from Wordcraft, wrote on our site. I like it:

Want a word which we wish were deployed?
We all would be quite overjoyed
Someday to see
'Epicaricacy'
Replacing that beast, 'schadenfreude'.

Love it! Of course it all depends on how you pronounce "epicaricacy," and we'll talk about that tomorrow.

2 comments:

Cat said...

This is perfect! Did you know that April is National Poetry Month? Happy Poetry Month, and many happy returns of the rhyme!

Kalleh said...

No, I didn't! Thanks, Cat. I am going to come up with a few more then!