Friday, May 17, 2013

Left out in the cold

A great tragedy has befallen a word of the English language. Once a description of kings, queens, heroes and heroines, this unfortunate utterance now finds itself snubbed by intellectuals worldwide, claiming it to be hackneyed and common. 
The word; Awesome.



















How lamentable that a word so powerful could have fallen so far? Awesome has sadly become the yawp of peeps, YOLOers and city-accented excessive exclamation mark users. "Awesome dude!!!!"

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Awesome despite its dismal reputation is a stunning word. 
See it's amazingness. Awe-some. That "some" is awe-inspiring, remarkable. I am awed by your someness.

I, Petite Dynamite, am calling for the revival of the word awesome, the awesome version, the declaration of the gods. Awesome.

I'm not saying that you should use it to replace every other adjective - that's what every other adjective is for. 
I'm merely expressing, don't be afraid to use it. When I think of the millions of words that make up language, I usually can't conceive how there can be so few words to replace 'good' 
but it's true! We as lingual enthusiasts simply cannot afford the loss of a synonym to that grade one word. If there is any word that should be, okay, not snubbed, but definitely used a considerable amount less, it is good. 

Embrace awesome, friends.

Anthea