Wednesday, 30 July 2008

AWESOME? ....Hardly

(not 'awesome' rubber boots, but pretty nice ones) Shall we discuss amongst ourselves when and how everything under the sun has become....'AWESOME'? I am getting so tired of hearing this word used to describe the most un-awesome of things, events, emotions, people, etc.. Let's get real, very few things in life are awesome. Very few times am I struck dumb and left with jaws agape at say a pair of flip-flops ( "hey, those are awesome flip-flops") or someone's new haircut ("awesome new do, dude") or a good wine ("awesome rot-gut"). Isn't it time to retire 'awesome' to the junkyard of other 'awesome', trendy words? Lest we forget 'boss', 'neat' and 'groovy'... may they rest in peace.

3 comments:

Eric said...

How 'bout a word they used back in the 50's like... "swell"? "To a real swell guy who made me laugh", wrote one year book writer to my Dad. Would that suite better? I suppose at times in our life one word my be more descriptive than another for a particular person, place, or thing! Maybe... one can come up with a new word! Things that make ya go hmmmmmm!

Joey & Rick said...

Sista ....

Just what sport do they use such ...boots in???? Looks like your bout to go fly fishing....

Sistersonthefly maybe.....?

Remind you of anyone... You really should change your blog more often.... put your next RV (or trailer) on there... share what's going on...

Hugs -
SOTF

Laurie Simpson said...

Maybe if we slowed down a little we could come up with a multitude of descriptors; for each circumstance. Maybe something like,"Those hounds-tooth galoshes really liven up the task of digging in the mud. I really like them". You see, one word doesn't really suit all, but it sure saves time.