Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Irish Times

What is it about the Irish Times? I am getting all sorts of Google alerts about its use of epicaricacy. It's here and here. Then there's this stupid tweet from Ireland where the yahoo thinks he's the only one who knows the word. Hasn't he read Wordcraft or my Blog? Geez!

Anyway, the Irish seem to be the kings of epicaricacy, at least judging from my Google alerts. Perhaps that's why John Simpson refuses to put it in the OED.

Monday, January 4, 2010

And it keeps coming...

The Irish Times and the Spectator both have figured out that there is an English equivalent to Schadenfreude. From their lips to John Simpson's ears.

I remember that the originator of OEDILF once told me that epicaricacy will be put in the OED soon. He is probably right because I am getting more Google alerts than ever before. It's daily now, and it used to be once or twice a month. I hope they get to the "e"s soon on OEDILF because yours truly will write the first on epicaricacy.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year

I know; it's hardly creative or innovative...but happy new year, everyone! May 2010 be healthy and happy, even if Mr. Simpson doesn't put epicaricacy in the OED this year.