Procacity of Google, Superfetation

Procacity of Google, Superfetation

by Amelia G : September 30th, 2009

blasphemy day devil girlProcacity is defined as “Forwardness; pertness; petulance” by Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary. “Impudence” is an alternate word choice for expressing the meaning of procacity. Although the thesaurus does not list procacity, there are a number of synonyms for impudence, including audacity, brass, brassiness, chutzpah, effrontery, gall, impertinence, insolence, rudeness, and sass.

I usually think I’ve got a pretty good-sized vocabulary, but I admit I just had to look up what procacity meant. My FireFox spellchecker does not even think procacity is a real word. Weirdly, however, the #1 most searched term on Google right now is procacity. The only thing I can guess is that maybe this has something to do with Blasphemy Day and some believers describe blasphemers as impudent. So maybe procacity is like impudence, only more so? At any rate, Google currently states that the search hotness of procacity is volcanic and it is #1 out of the 100 most popular searches in the past hour.

The odd thing is that Google has only this week taken to listing only their top 40 searches, rather than previous much higher trends lists. So, in current Google terms, it seems like it would make sense to say procacity is #1 of 40. I wish Google would go back to their old format for trendspotting. September 28, Google launched OneBox, a service which tells you if . . .

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