Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Word of the Day

Word of the Day for Wednesday August 18, 2004

Cockaigne \kah-KAYN\, noun:

An imaginary land of ease and luxury.

Why does this word sound so familiar? Do you think it's just peculiar coincidence, or was the drug named to sound like this word? Oddly enough, they're complete opposites of each other. I almost expected to see the drug's name in the list of antonyms for this word.

1 comment:

Xavier said...

In French, it's "cocagne", meaning "plenty", sort of, and then the "Pays de Cocagne" (Land of cocagne), which fits your definition : lazy people all over the place ! :)