Was a blog post, today from Judy Dykstra-Brown.
A post that deplored the over-use of the word “Awesome”. If you follow the link above it will take you to the page. To see her awesome poem, that demonstrates her feeling. One that I happen to share.
Yeah, I know I used the word “awesome”, to describe it.
That’s how it goes with popular phrases. Did it get your attention?
“handsome is as handsome does”
my Granny used to say,
“awesome is as awesome does”,
now seems to be the way,
come make a link, that makes us think
for Remi wants to play.
Find a word, one word that stands out in the herd,
A phrase or two that makes us stew,
Or one that just makes us blink,
a cute one, a brash one,
that just seems to stink
Come think of them all,
the ones that hold us in thrall,
The ones we use but really we shouldn’t
For ahead of it all,
stands a word that nobody’s heard
For it could but really it wouldn’t.
The word, I find a little annoying. Is the over-use of the word “sweet”. A word that sprung into more popular usage at about the same time as “awesome”. The word “sweet” used to be accompanied by a particular manner in which it was rendered. While there seemed to be a few different renditions, in tone. It was usually made with a pronouncement that drew the word out to add emphasis. Like “Sew-eeet”, etc.
It does seem however that both words are not as popular as they once were? For one hears them less these days. Which is why I occasionally use the word now. Along with others such as “groovy”. “spiffy” or “grotty” but not “fab”. Or awesome, unless I’m viewing something like the Milky Way, etc. The word that stands out among all the rest … is the over-use of the word “cool”. Especially because it’s used without real meaning, in the rendition. It’s tacked on almost meaninglessly, in conversation. So my word that I would like see used in the following post would be “Cool”.