Yesterday I was listening to a podcast and the podcaster used the word copacetic. I had read this word before and heard it before. But, being the lazy person that I am, I had never looked it up. So, I decided to change my lazy ways! I looked it up. (Amazing but true, I do not know all of the words in the dictionary . . . ) Here’s the definition.
Copacetic (koh-puh-set-ik) means fine, completely satisfactory, or okay. If you say that you had a copacetic day at work, you could have a completely satisfactory day . . . or maybe just an okay day. Depending on your tone of voice, your meaning could indicate your day was pretty good or that it was just so-so.
That leads me to the word apathetic. Apathetic (ap-uh-thet-ik) means having or showing little or no emotion. Indifference. Unresponsive. Apathetic. The podcaster was reviewing a software program. He said it was copacetic. His tone of voice indicated that it was just so-so. It was an apathetic endorsement of the software — if you could call it an endorsement! He certainly wasn’t jubilant or excited about it. I think that if I had been interested in buying the software, his lukewarm feelings toward it would influence me to not buy it.
Hope you have more than a copacetic day. Make it great!