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Re: "Awesome" is Played Out
« Reply #25 on: May 11, 2014, 02:06:49 PM »
This thread is Ultra Groovy!  ;)

Offline Rhedyn

Re: "Awesome" is Played Out
« Reply #26 on: May 11, 2014, 02:25:47 PM »
I like nifty...
It's possible I use it too much.

Offline RedPhoenix

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« Reply #27 on: May 11, 2014, 02:56:22 PM »
No.

Offline LunarSage

Re: "Awesome" is Played Out
« Reply #28 on: May 11, 2014, 03:09:28 PM »
Highly recommended webcomic, by the way...


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Re: "Awesome" is Played Out
« Reply #29 on: May 11, 2014, 03:19:17 PM »
I prefer superlative as my awesome alternative.

Offline SinXAzgard21

Re: "Awesome" is Played Out
« Reply #30 on: May 11, 2014, 03:53:44 PM »
No.

So instead of awesome, we say "No"?

Offline RemielTopic starter

Re: "Awesome" is Played Out
« Reply #31 on: May 11, 2014, 04:24:19 PM »
I like nifty...
It's possible I use it too much.

I like the way Sluggy Freelance uses it.  As in, "Is it not nifty?"

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Re: "Awesome" is Played Out
« Reply #32 on: May 11, 2014, 04:24:57 PM »
I'd vote for phasing out "sweet" as a higher priority than "awesome," myself.

Fantastic is, well, fantastic as a replacement.

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Re: "Awesome" is Played Out
« Reply #33 on: May 11, 2014, 07:57:43 PM »
So instead of awesome, we say "No"?

Yes.

In Scorsese's No Direction Home one of the many wonderful pieces of footage from Dylan's 1966 European tour is from a get-together with the press in Paris. The place is packed with reporters, all in a bunch, and one of them asks Bob in a low, insistent voice (good English, but Parisian accent of course) as if the guy had been working very carefully to come up with this: "Is there a special message you want to bring out when you sing?"

Dylan replies in a very gravelly drawl, sounding really tired: "No." He'd literally faced that question thousands of times by then and it shows.  ;)
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Re: "Awesome" is Played Out
« Reply #34 on: May 12, 2014, 02:31:40 AM »
You could shorten 'brilliant' to 'brill'..

at the risk of no one knowing what you're talking about.

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Re: "Awesome" is Played Out
« Reply #35 on: May 12, 2014, 07:01:57 AM »
Except for fans of the Seventh Doctor.

Offline Chris Brady

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« Reply #36 on: May 12, 2014, 09:17:13 AM »
Brill reminds Brill-o pads.

Offline Caeli

Re: "Awesome" is Played Out
« Reply #37 on: May 12, 2014, 10:45:06 AM »
And, you know, I do like fabulous.

Just sayin'.

:P

I like fabulous. ;)

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« Reply #38 on: May 12, 2014, 07:31:25 PM »
I keep saying brilliant! in my RL and then giggling while people stare at me. O.o

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Re: "Awesome" is Played Out
« Reply #39 on: May 12, 2014, 07:37:15 PM »
The funniest use of the word "awesome" I can recall was someone commenting on the central core of the earth being a huge lump of crystalline iron, nickel, uranium and other heavy metals several thousand degrees hot.  :D

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« Reply #40 on: May 12, 2014, 07:46:11 PM »
The funniest use of the word "awesome" I can recall was someone commenting on the central core of the earth being a huge lump of crystalline iron, nickel, uranium and other heavy metals several thousand degrees hot.  :D

That's actually a correct use of the word, that level of heat and pressure is indeed awe inspiring!

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Re: "Awesome" is Played Out
« Reply #41 on: May 12, 2014, 08:01:08 PM »
That's actually a correct use of the word, that level of heat and pressure is indeed awe inspiring!

Inorite - but perhaps not in tune with its uh, acquired meaning.  :-)

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Re: "Awesome" is Played Out
« Reply #42 on: May 12, 2014, 08:04:09 PM »
I'm reminded of an old hymn that they used to play in my parents' church.  Always made me chuckle inside:

O Lord my God, When I in awesome wonder,
Consider all the worlds Thy Hands have made;
I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder,
Thy power throughout the universe displayed.

(Yes, it's used correctly there, but even back then 'awesome' had the current slang meaning for us young 'uns.)

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Re: "Awesome" is Played Out
« Reply #43 on: May 12, 2014, 09:02:46 PM »
Well, these Chinese projects for high-speed railways from China to the continental U.S. (with a tunnel under Bering Strait!) and to Europe, look seriously nifty and daring. I admit to doubting they will materialize though. At least the Beijing-to-California (or is it Texas?) railway looks really far out, and a bit uneconomical.