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Sunday, January 30, 2005

Copacetic

Will someone tell me what the deuce this wretched word means? And why not one soul east of the Statue of Liberty seems even to have heard of it?

I first glimpsed it in an office email back in June 2004 but dismissed it as a Bushist sort of word not worth further investigation. Then, as is so often the case, I started tripping over it all over the place, and not just from folks who babble in biz speke or jargonese.

I tried it on various educated pals in Europe but got only blank looks and the offer of another whiskey.

At least it's acknowledged as

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