Vocabulary

Today’s word of the day was this:

Kakistocracy:

(kak-i-STOK-ruh-see, kah-ki-)

MEANING:

noun: Government by the least qualified or worst persons.

ETYMOLOGY:

From Greek kakistos (worst), superlative of kakos (bad) + -cracy (rule). Ultimately from the Indo-European root kakka-/kaka- (to defecate), which also gave us poppycock, cacophony, cacology, and cacography. Earliest documented use: 1829.

USAGE:

“We must weigh our votes carefully. Else we are in danger of turning America’s time-tested democracy into a kakistocracy.”
Dan Warner; The Best Man for the Job Is Not as Easy as it Sounds; The News Press (Fort Myers, Florida); Jan 17, 2016.

Since the folks at Word of the Day didn’t provide synonyms, I will:

Clusterfuck; President Trump

Oh and Reuters has some advice for us:

Stressed out over Trump victory? Try cleaning out your freezer

I’m assuming that the purpose of that is to have enough room because we need to keep Hell frozen.

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48 responses to “Vocabulary

  1. Seems like there might even be a better word than that… we should make it up.

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  2. I really thought you made up the word kakistocracy. I googled so I wouldn’t make a fool of myself in the comments. This ca-ca-doody-ocracty gets worse every single day. He is so inept and just plain stupid. He wants his family to hear all the state secrets, because they can make more money that way. He gets to appoint all the people who will make it easier for him to do business. He has no fucking clue how government works. He surrounds himself with the worst of the worst. He will govern by poll.

    The saddest part is that, even when he shits all over the things that made his most ardent supporters vote for him, they will still back him. It will be the same bullshit rants about how the crooked lying media is just making shit up. However, there are those educated suburban assholes who decided at the last minute that something new would be the way to go. They are smart enough to know that they really screwed the pooch. I hope they don’t sleep a fucking wink for the next 4 years.

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  4. Clusterfuck doesn’t even come close to describing this debacle. It’s like the country decided to commit suicide.

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  5. Have you seen his cabinet pics and advisors? Least qualified or worst person is going to be a tough call. It’s actually getting genuinely scary. We are screwed, bigly.

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  6. Here’s another: Inaugroanation Day, 2017 (Proper, but unfortunate, noun)

    Definition: The time-honored, pompous-and-circumspect-filled day in late January 2017 when the The Donald places his tiny hand on a sacred book (a Gold embossed copy of The Art of the Deal) and is sworn in as Lead Role for Season One of Celebrity Apprentice: The Situation Room.

    Used in a sentence: What day is it today? Oh! #$!^%$, it’s Inaugroanation Day.

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  7. I actually did clean out my freezer! Sadly, it didn’t help.
    Donna
    http://www.retirementreflections.com

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  8. Since I can’t seem to stay off social media, it’s freezer cleaning time for me!

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    • Isn’t that a bizarre thing to suggest?? Not that mine doesn’t need it, but it seems like such a demeaning thing to recommend. Oh and a manicure. How about if I punch out a wall, in a manly way.

      Oh I’ll shut up.

      I loved seeing your post. But I couldn’t even “Like” it!!! Where’s your “Like” button????

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      • Hehe, I guess I must’ve unchecked that box too. I’m trying to make it more of a News & Updates section rather than a blog post per se. I don’t want people to feel obligated to stop by. It’s just if the update interests them. I’m still trying to figure this website vs. a blog thing out. I should probably just create a website, but who’s got time for that?…

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  9. Who would have thought we would NEED such a word? Good grief. I guess it’s true, people rise to their own level of incompetence. 🙂

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  10. Don’t worry. One day he’ll be gone, and then we can return to the mediocracy we’ve always had.

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  11. Clean out the freezer! But of course! The freezer! That was where I hid the evidence that would destroy Donald Trump once and for all, and couldn’t remember where I put it for the last two years!

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  12. Funny! When I first saw the word on your blog I thought it looked like kaka! I was right.

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  13. Good. I didn’t want to get too repetitive over the next four years using the word “clusterfuck”. Thanks for a new word!

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  14. Deb

    Spot on Elyse. We can count on you for factual, up-to-the-minute information always 🙂

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