New Escapologist at Urban Dictionary

Escapologist” has been honoured with an official definition at Urban Dictionary.

Noun. (pronounced: es’cap·ol’o·gist). One who seeks to escape the imaginary manacles of modern life: work, debt, government, leisure industries, status and anxiety.

Derived from the stage magic of Escapology. Used metaphorically.

Coined by the satirical publication, New Escapologist.

You can give this definition a ‘thumbs up’ at Urban Dictionary, though I don’t think that makes us any money or saves the world or anything.

About

Robert Wringham is the editor of New Escapologist. He also writes books and articles. Read more at www.wringham.co.uk/about.

3 Responses to “New Escapologist at Urban Dictionary”

  1. Holly says:

    Mazel tov!

  2. Nihilist says:

    Great to get a mention in the Urban Dictionary, although I’ve not thought of NE as satirical before. _Notes on Affected Provincialism_ in issue 1 does mention things _sartorial_ in passing though.

  3. Rob says:

    It’s not really is it? Satirical suggests “Private Eye” and at least party politics. We have a humourous edge I suppose and a political one too, but we’re not a satire.

    We’re happy with Sartorialism though, as you say. I entered a “Young Enterprise” business competition as a teenager: my company didn’t make much money (though we did okay through a sponsorship deal) but we won an award for “Sartorial Elegance”. Score.

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