EpicentRx Word of the Week: Retcon

Apr 29, 2024

“Because the TV show, The Conners, retconned the past of the original show, Rosanne, so many times it would have been better if the showrunners had simply called it The RetConners.” 😂






Retcon noun


Definition: Revision of the back story of a previously established a work of fiction to recontextualize it.


Forms: -cons, -conning, -conned

a sort of synonym: gaslight

Example sentence from an EpicentRx-authored manuscript: “In our revisionary interpretation or ‘retcon,’ the “world” is the tumor and “fire” is the T cell antitumor immune response that triggers its “destruction.”

Origin: Shortened from the term, ret(roactive) con(tinuity).