When “awesome” loses its power, compound it.

In The yuckiest word in the English language, I said that one word I absolutely hate to pieces is “awesome.” As a few Jews and Christians know, “awesome” used to mean “inspiring deep reverence and healthy fear.”

I have noticed recently, though, among the lexically challenged that “awesome” is no longer explicit enough and is beginning to pall. There is a new compound out there, with WordPress.com leading the way. Why click merely “like,” when you can boggle with “super-awesome.”


I mean LOVL (Very)

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