I just heard someone said "a canonical horrible idea"
I have been googling and still unable to understand exactly what "canonical" means when not used in programming language.
Can someone explain me what "canonical" actually means?
adjective Also ca·non·ic.
1 pertaining to, established by, or conforming to a canon or canons.
2 included in the canon of the Bible.
3 authorized; recognized; accepted; canonical works.
In short - authoritative
So, "a canonical horrible idea" would be an authoritatively horrible idea.
At least, that feels like the intent
As in such a bad idea that it is one of several bad ideas which have come up so often that they are popularized as well known bad ideas.