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Synonymous Saturdays

1 May

Awesome

Today’s word is one of the most overused in the English language, and I am guilty of its overuse frequently.  I mean, are there really that many amazing or awe-inspiring things we encounter on a daily basis?  Perhaps if you work in a circus or in Vegas.  I have found myself even overusing it in sarcasm.  “Yes, honey, the fact that OSU got a verbal commitment from a 5 star player today and you know everything about him, including his favorite color, is awesome.”

I think the application of awesome may be somewhat subjective, though I know it can be quite annoying when it is the only way people describe something they think is great, fun, cool, et cetera.   Here are some synonyms for awesome according to thesaurus.com:

alarming, astonishing, awe-inspiring, awful, beautiful, breathtaking, daunting, exalted, formidable, grand, impressive, majestic, magnificent, mind-blowing, moving, overwhelming, shocking, something else, super, stunning, wonderful, wondrous

I’m also going to throw in yummy.  As in, “That cake is yummy,” or “That doctor is yummy.”

So, here’s to having some mind-blowing conversations!

http://djbogtrotter.co.uk/2009/06/12/awesome

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