Wednesday, March 24, 2010

COPACETIC, C-O-P-A-C-E-T-I-C, COPACETIC [Our Terms]

copacetic • \koh-puh-SET-ik\ • adjective
: very satisfactory

Example Sentence:
Although Julie and Emma were barely on speaking terms last week, they now say that they have patched things up and everything is copacetic.

Did you know?
Theories about the origin of "copacetic" abound. The tap dancer Bill "Bojangles" Robinson believed he had coined the word as a boy in Richmond, Virginia. When patrons of his shoeshine stand would ask, "How’s everything this morning?" he would reply, "Oh jes’ copacetic, boss; jes’ copacetic." But the word was current in Southern Black English perhaps as early as 1880, so it seems unlikely that Robinson (born in 1878) could have invented the term. Another explanation is that the word is from the Hebrew phrase "kol be sedher," meaning "everything is in order." Possibly it was coined by Harlem blacks working in Jewish businesses. The word’s popularity among Southern blacks, however, points to its originating in one of the Southern cities in which Jewish communities thrived, such as Atlanta.  [Source]

My brother's grades weren't stellar, but mine were copacetic. 
Try it out for yourself in the comments section!

Wanna know how I learned the word?  Local H.  See for yourself:

3 comments:

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bookaholic said...

Make sentences with words? Wow! Making me nostalgic..Anyways,my sentences goes like-
Winning just about 10 of your giveaways will be copacetic for me! :)

Tina said...

Let's see if this is okay...

My theacher said me my art work was so copacetic that it'll be shown in the new art gallery of Brooklyn.

Does it make sense??