noun: An idealized, unrealistic state; a place out of touch with reality.
Loan translation of Greek Nephelokokkugia, from nephele (cloud) +
kokkux (cuckoo). The word was coined in The Birds, a comedy by
Athenian playwright Aristophanes (c. 450-388 BCE). Nephelokokkugia was
the name of a city in the sky, built by the birds in collaboration
with some Athenians.
"'Retirement at 58 is cloud cuckoo land for most private sector
workers, many of whom find their pension savings shot to pieces,' said
Holly Watt; The Million Pound Pension Pots of the Mandarins; The Daily
Telegraph (London, UK); Jan 1, 2010.
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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
One cannot do right in one department of life whilst he is occupied in
doing wrong in any other department. Life is one indivisible whole.
-Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948)