Wrong Uses of the A-Word

WordPress, you can do better. Happy about 5 likes. Sad about usage of ‘awesome’. You’re slowly strangling English.

Dear WordPress…

If someone thinks their coffee, their car, their carrot, their cheesecake, any mundane object can be described by the A-Word, they’re wrong.

Dictonary.com says of the definition:

Causing or inducing awe; inspiring an overwhelming feeling of reverence, admiration, or fear. An awesome sight.

An awesome sight is seeing planet Earth from the grey dusty surface of the moon. It is swimming along a whale, holding onto its flipper and being propelled by the awesome force of the biggest living mammals, these gentle giants; they hold a diver in the palm of their hand but still the great depth of the ocean eclipses all. You feel small. The world feels big, frightening, serene, chaotic… The ocean’s horizion. Hundred meter redwoods. Canyons that can cradle sunshine. Awesome.

Please, no more A-Word cheesecakes.

Help contribute to the cause of keeping the meaning of a word alive in English. Until there’s an acceptable substitute for the A-Word, don’t overuse and consequently dilute the age old meaning.

Practice vocabulary growth through the list in link below.

28 Words to Use Instead of “Awesome”


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