From Orange Edge
What I’ve got here are two important words inspired by the lamentable state of world affairs. Econopocalypse, and Palin.
Econopocalypse: the ongoing immolation of the global financial system (if you didn’t guess). I first discovered this on Boing Boing and now I’m going to use it like it’s my own. This word gets bonus points for needing a couple test runs to get the pronunciation right. Try it.
Palin: has three different definitions on Urban Dictionary. Basically it means, someone completely unqualified for a job, as in “HR sent me another Palin for the marketing manager job.” Or, even better, “an incompetent, impractical, irrelevant or incapable person who has been appointed to a position of great importance.” As in, “John was recently made principal, but everybody thinks he’s a Palin who can’t do the job.
That’s the power of words.