askyermom

pronounced: \ˌkō-pə-ˈse-tik\

Apparently, I say this because I am old, likewise yerdad, who is also old, will say this from time to time. We had no idea it is such a new word that is primarily used by old people.

As you gathered from the context, it means that things are essentially okey-dokey and somewhat better than comme ci comme ça, which is old-people speak for, as you say, “meh.”

According to Miriam Webster, tap dancer Bill “Bojangles” Robinson claimed to have invented the word copacetic as a boy in Richmond, Virginia. Others dispute this, but I think Bojangles should get credit, mainly because I like saying Bojangles.

The song, Mr. Bojangles, has nothing to do with Bill Robinson directly, but is supposedly based on the story of a man who was using the name to disguise his identity in jail. Supposedly. (I google so you don’t have to!!)

shatner
It isn’t always necessary to bring William Shatner into the subject, but it can be essential.

I have dived down a long and twisty internet rabbit hole to try to locate a recording of William Shatner singing the song, sadly it has been destroyed from orbit. I did, however, find a playlist with twenty-eight versions of the song.

You may want to bookmark this for a time when you have a hostage situation and things are not entirely copacetic: 28 versions of “Mr. Bojangles” for some reason.

Love,
yermom

 

Waddaya think?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s

Old Stone Houses

A pinch of inspiration and interesting facts about stone homes of the past

heretherebespiders

blowing through the cobwebs of my mind

34justice

Three Guys' Analytical Glance into the Political and Cultural Conundrum

lifebeyondmommy

A stay at home mothers guide to self discovery

Storyshucker

A blog full of humorous and poignant observations.

Ben's Bitter Blog

"We make bitter better."

Faraday's Candle

It's an amazing world of science...let's go exploring!

Notes from the U.K.

Exploring the spidery corners of a culture and the weird stuff that tourist brochures ignore.

cracked rear viewer

Fresh takes on retro pop culture

Thinking of Now

Mindful writing about experiences with meditation, nature, parenting ... Life!

%d bloggers like this: