noun: a failure so large that ordinary descriptions, such as "Epic Failure," cease to distinguish it from the ho-hum everyday failures. Takes its roots from the ancient Sumerian text _The Epic of Gilgamesh_.
Only you can decide when an Epic of Gilgafail happens. The prerequisites are that it must be painful, time-consuming, and/or humiliating.
by bagel4732 February 24, 2009