Post # 4 Amazing!

Have you ever gotten tired of a word or phrase that’s been overused to death?  Sometimes it’s in the way it’s said; sometimes it’s just that everyone and God is using it; sometimes, it just doesn’t make sense.

“Good to Go” was one that set my teeth on edge.  I was working for the Marine Corps at the time, and everyone in uniform used it.  I still hear today and I still want to slap the person silly.  What the heck does it mean, anyway?

“That’s the Proof of the Pudding”  Talk about misused!  The actual saying is “The proof of the pudding is in the eating.”  It’s a British phrase.  When puddings were made, there was no way to tell if they were done, or tasted good until you actually ate them, and, of course, by then it was too late.

Rad!  Once upon a time, everything good was Rad!

Or sick!

Or awesome!  Remember, Totally Awesome Man?

Now, it’s all Amazing!  And not in a good way.  It has to be said in a nasal, whiny, high pitched voice.  It’s amaaaaziiiinng!

I want to invent my own phrase for something that’s good.  I think I’ll get out a thesaurus (an extinct book holding synonyms and antonyms) and find out what other “cool” words I can use.

How about:

  • mind blowing
  • astonishing
  • electric
  • wonderful
  • incredible
  • astounding
  • marvelous
  • tremendous
  • dumbfounding
  • staggering

These are just a few.

I think I’m just gonna stick with good.  Everything will be good.  If I feel the need for a superlative, I’ll say very good.  Or extra good.  Who knows?  Maybe in time, I’ll whittle it down to G, or VG, or XG.



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