The economic malaise that has swept this country is no joke, which is perhaps why we occasionally need to make jokes about it.
To that end, UrbanDictionary.com has proclaimed Monday’s "urban word of the day" to be “when the economy picks up.”
The website, which provides a running list of often humorous slang terms, says the phrase can be used to “provide an excuse for why one has not yet done something” and “add minimal credibility to an idea that is a pipe dream.”
After all, the economy has been down in the dumps so long that procrastinating until "when the economy picks up" seems to be a pretty safe bet, even though the economy actually is picking up just a bit, according to some of the latest data.
UrbanDictionary.com often chooses a well-worn phrase as its "word of the day," such as “don’t take this the wrong way, but” which the dictionary defines as “what you say to someone right before you say something that can only be taken one way: badly.”