epic vs epoch : Common Errors in English

About epic vs epoch

An “epoch” is a long period of time, like the Pleistocene Epoch. It often gets mixed up with “epic” in the sense of “large-scale.” Something really big has “epic proportions,” not “epoch proportions.”

epic Meaning(s)

  • (n) a long narrative poem telling of a hero's deeds
  • (s) very imposing or impressive; surpassing the ordinary (especially in size or scale)
  • (a) constituting or having to do with or suggestive of a literary epic

epoch Meaning(s)

  • (n) a period marked by distinctive character or reckoned from a fixed point or event
  • (n) a unit of geological time that is a subdivision of a period and is itself divided into ages
  • (n) (astronomy) an arbitrarily fixed date that is the point in time relative to which information (as coordinates of a celestial body) is recorded

epic in News

  1. Day after epic, Hawks, Bruins forge ahead

    "This is what it's all about," Blackhawks defenseman Johnny Oduya said after an epic 4-3, triple-overtime win over the Bruins in their Stanley Cup Final opener.        
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Chicago Tribune

  2. Day after epic triple OT win, Blackhawks forge ahead

    "This is what it's all about," Blackhawks defenseman Johnny Oduya said after an epic 4-3, three-overtime Game 1 win over the Bruins.        
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Chicago Tribune

  3. Epic Onboard Sing-Along

    What do you do when you’re trapped on a broken plane on a hot Las Vegas tarmac for hours? Well, passengers aboard a Phoenix-bound Allegiant Air flight found a pretty epic solution. They broke out into song.
    on June 11, 2013 Source: Fox News

epoch in News

  1. Little-Known ‘Torture Camps’ Bend Minds for Chinese Regime

    While the Chinese regime has been making noises about abolishing its notorious system of forced labor camps, another, parallel apparatus, more extensive, less regulated, and equally violent, has mostly escaped notice. In a recent article, the Dui Hua Foundation, a … The post Little-Known ‘Torture Camps’ Bend Minds for Chinese Regime appeared first on The Epoch Times .
    on June 12, 2013 Source: The Epoch Times

  2. New fossil shines light on primate and human evolution

    A 55 million year old fossil that has been unearthed from an ancient lakebed in China's Hubei Province has revealed a pivotal event in primate and human evolution. Hailing from the early Eocene Epoch, the fossil is crucial to the branch split that led to anthropoids (monkeys, apes, and humans) on one side, and living tarsiers (small, tree-dwelling nocturnal primates) on the other. The discovered ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Environmental News Network

  3. Tuidang Statements May 20-23

    Editor’s note: The Epoch Times publishes here direct translations of statements made by Chinese people who have renounced the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliate youth organizations. Statements such as these are submitted to the Chinese language Epoch Times, … The post Tuidang Statements May 20-23 appeared first on The Epoch Times .
    on June 12, 2013 Source: The Epoch Times

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