Sunday, April 5, 2009

Urban Dictionary

I got a "Google Alert" for epicaricacy, but I wasn't sure why. It said that epicaricacy has been added to the Urban Dictionary, which would have been exciting...except that link says it has been there since April 14, 2007. Another strange thing is that Onelook, which does include their dictionary, doesn't list the Urban Dictionary's citation of it. Here's the Urban Dictionary's example use of epicaricacy:

When my rich, moralizing brother, who always lectures me about responsibility and family values, was caught by his wife in bed with her best friend, and she divorced him and took everything leaving him broke and despondent, the epicaricacy was almost more than I could stand.

It's not a very nice word, is it?

2 comments:

Cat said...

Sometimes those google alerts are odd.

kin-kin said...

This is just one of the many examples of the limits that are there on all of the possibilities the internet is witholding from us. But if all of the possibilities were made available to us, the we would most like reverse all of those years of evolution and become nothing more than primal scum- which may or may not be a bad thing depending on the overall perssimistic view of modern civilization.