Oh my word

Today’s Word du Jour:

apocryphal |ə-päk’rə-fəl|

(adj.) (of a story or statement) of doubtful authenticity, although widely circulated as being true.

Let’s be honest, most of the time we want apocryphal stories to be true. They make reality seem more like some demented soap opera.

From a purely dictional perspective (I know that sounds like some cockring-mounted helmet cam for porn stars, but it’s not), I like “apocryphal” because it sounds so life-altering and apocalyptic, and yet so old-timey.

Like if you had just one short line in a movie, and you wanted it to resonate through the annals of cinema and be repeated by hipsters and conservatives alike, you might very well hope it’s, “This shit is apocryphal!”

How many times do you think you would rehearse that in the mirror before shouting it into the camera? Too many times, I reckon.

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~ by zactopia on February 11, 2010.

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