Word Of The Moment #3

TRIGGER WARNING: This post does contain 2 (two) instances of what is widely considered to be the most offensive word in the English language (but that’s not the Word Of The Moment). Read on, at your peril… My favourite word at the moment is: KUNCHABUNTZ Pronunciation / just say it phonetically/ Kunchabuntz (rare) A group or gathering of like-minded evil, arrogant, or hateful individuals, who might sell their own grandmothers to make a dollar. Synonyms Cunts Etymology From “bunch of cunts”, with ‘dyslexic’ pronunciation, in order to be more palatable to sensitive ears. Usage notes The word was invented by … Continue reading Word Of The Moment #3

Word Of The Moment #2

My favourite word at the moment is: EPICARICACY Pronunciation /ˌɛpɪˈkærɪkəsi/ Epicaricacy (rare) Rejoicing at or deriving pleasure from the misfortunes of others. Synonyms schadenfreude Etymology From Ancient Greek ἐπί (epí, “upon”) + χαρά (khará, “joy”) + κακός (kakós, “evil”). Usage notes The word is mentioned in some early dictionaries, but there is little or no evidence of actual usage until it was picked up by various “interesting word” websites around the turn of the twenty-first century.   A new-found word, thanks to the good folk at Crikey (the only news service I pay good money for), from whom I learned … Continue reading Word Of The Moment #2

Word Of The Moment #1

My favourite word at the moment is:   SYCOPHANT Sycophant (plural sycophants) One who uses obsequious compliments to gain self-serving favor or advantage from another; a servile flatterer. One who seeks to gain through the powerful and influential. (obsolete) An informer; a talebearer. Synonyms (one who uses compliments to gain favor): ass-kisser, brown noser, suck up, yes man (one who seeks to gain through the powerful): parasite, flunky, lackey   A long-time favourite of mine, the word ‘sycophant’ describes so much and so many at this time, at least from inside my world-viewing-platform. I don’t think they’ve discovered the gene mutation … Continue reading Word Of The Moment #1