The older I get, the more I realize how much I don’t know. Yesterday, my husband casually stated in conversation, “Don’t worry; it’s copacetic.” Copacetic? I was convinced that he had made this word up, or that I had misheard him. “What did you say?” I asked him. “You know, ‘copacetic;’ everything’s good,” he continued.
In all my years of living and reading, I had never heard this word. I mean, Ed & I have known each other since we were 14 and have run in basically the same circles, yet he was extremely comfortable in casually using this word in his daily conversation. Yet copacetic and I were strangers to each other. I was floored and wierdly excited about this turn of events. Yes, I am a word geek, truth be told.
Here is the meaning and pronunciation from Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary:
Examples of COPACETIC
- <don’t worry, because I assure you that everything’s copacetic>
You are not alone….I have not heard this word either. Thanks for the lesson!
Oh, good; it would be sad if I were the only one living under the shell of copacetic oblivion. 🙂 Enjoy using this great new word!
You are not alone! This has made my day – I do love to learn a new word, especially one as gorgeous as this…
Yay! Another person who is excited about this wonderful new word! Have fun using it; I know I will. 🙂 Thanks for writing.