Craic is my new favorite word. According to Wikipedia, it means fun or entertainment that makes for enjoyable conversation. A baby boomer American might call it a hoot. But it Ireland it is called the craic.
Can accountants have the craic*? I’m holding a contest to find out.
Journalist on the Run author Janet Newenham describes a Lake Victoria bridge bungee jumping experience as her craic.
Always up for risking my life for the sheer craic, I decided to do the bungee jump. The idea of throwing myself off a bridge in Zambia and ending up in Zimbabwe excited me to no end… until I got to the edge! I have never been so scared in ALL my life. As my legs threatened to collapse below me I dove off the bridge and saw my whole life flash before me, the land… the gorge… the bridge… the falls… the water. I was falling head first into the rocky roaring Zambezi. Then a huge tug and like a catapult I was thrown back up into the air. I was alive. I wanted more, what a feeling! I was crazy with adrenaline, bouncing up and down, heart beating.
I don’t know if I can top that. Don’t know if I want to. However, I am curious as to what might be an accounting craic*.
In the world of accounting, what is fun or entertainment, and makes for an enjoyable conversation? You know, a work related hoot. The craic.
For your chance to win a $20 Amazon gift certificate, send your entry (or entries) to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before 11:59 p.m. CST, on Monday, January 23, 2012. There are only three rules. First, it must be related to accounting. Second, it must be publishable in a “G” rated blog. Third, my judgment is final.
Debit and credit – – David Albrecht
* Irish claim that craic should be preceded with definite article the. I’m American, so I will precede it with the indefinite article a.
Comments are welcome.