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.

1 comment:

seanahan said...

From the Irish side of my family, it feels like epicaricacy is a normal feeling.