YEPIDEMIC – Wednesday’s Wordapod
Wednesday’s Wordapod, found in Wordapodia, Volume One: An Encyclopedia of Real Fake Words, might be a good thing for our highly partisan, fractured political system.
Yepidemic (n) – a rapidly developing, widespread period of informal agreement between parties
The U.S. Congress actually passed a couple of bills during their short-lived yepidemic, but when that period passed, they reverted to their old partisan ways.
Please Note: When a roll call vote passes with at least a 95% majority, it is sometimes referred to as a yepidemic. Some prefer to spell this word “yupidemic,” and that’s okay by me.
Wendi Branaugh is the author of a self-published book that recounts the details of every roll call vote ever taken in the US Senate. Entitled Wake Me When It’s My Turn, the 12,865 page book can be ordered from www.adnauseumpress .com for only $500.
Ms. Branaugh notes that a Senator once made a motion to adopt the following for their informal roll call votes: “yep” for yea, “nope” for nay, and “I’m outta here” for not voting. Unfortunately, it was tabled after a lengthy filibuster by a Republican junior senator from Idaho.
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