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On the Etymology of Fail

So I’m still converting over old blog posts to Jekyll and I’ve been tagging them, and it occurred to me that using the tag #epic fail is probably anachronistic, at least in older entries.

Turns out using “fail” as a noun (or interjection) (in place of “failure”) was attested to in 2003 (in the Urban Dictionary), although I’m still trying to pinpoint when the phrase “epic fail” began to be used. (Urban Dictionary’s top definition for epic fail is from 2008.)

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