Traditional definition, according to Wikipedia: Gotcha and I gotcha are relaxed pronunciations of “I[‘ve] got you”, usually referring to an unexpected capture or discovery.

definition according to Google:

exclamation: gotcha; exclamation: gotcher
  1. 1.
    I have got you (used to express satisfaction at having captured or defeated someone or uncovered their faults).
noun: gotcha; plural noun: gotchas; noun: gotcher; plural noun: gotchers
  1. 1.
    North American
    an instance of publicly tricking someone or exposing them to ridicule, especially by means of an elaborate deception.

Current internet usage: “We both know that’s bullshit, don’t we?

So are APs who celebrate “Gotcha Day” tone deaf to their own language, illiterate, stupid, or just plain lacking in empathy? I know which explanation I find most likely.




Filed under General Ignoramitude, Stop Saying That

3 responses to “Gotcha!

  1. Nancy Rodgers

    All of the above. I was on facebook when an add popped up for some gagworthy gotcha day charm. Imagine being the recipient.

  2. Yes highly inappropriate as so much is in adoptionland.

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