Misuse of “awesome” or “surreal” ought to become a capital offense.

I have recently been introduced to the incisive writings of Mr. Craig Brown of The Telegraph (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/columnists/craigbrown/3614440/Way-of-the-world.html) in which he says, “The spoken substitute for the exclamation mark is the adjective ‘surreal’, generally accompanied by ‘totally’.”

I feel I have developed a sense of kinship with Mr. Brown (unbeknown to him of course) in our antipathy for verbally indolent dunderheads who mindlessly drop hackneyed adjectives such as “surreal” and “awesome” into their drivel.

I agree with Craig when he says “Every tale seems to end with the phrase, ‘it was, like, totally surreal’, and the duller the tale, the more ‘toadly sureeyaw’ it is said to have been.”

How profoundly gratifying it would be, therefore, when hearing some vacuous tart informing us, for example, that Desperate Housewives is just like toadly ahsome, to know that an arrest would soon be made and the perpetrator summarily despatched. I think the idea just like totally has merit, don’t you?

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Despite the banality of the name, FFC has led an intensely varied life. Grateful for surviving almost three years as a 'troepie' (soldier for non-South African Readers) in the Angolan war, he determined to wring as much out of life as possible. Currently providing Business Analysis services, trading on the stock market and developing web pages to pay the bills, FFC also dabbles in wildlife, landscape and people photography, writing, and far too many interests for his own good. He has also travelled extensively in southern Africa (working on the sound theory that a moving target is more dificult to hit). These peregrinations also include over 1500kms on foot through some of the worlds most spectacular scenery. It hasn't all been plain sailing, beer and skittles, and endless beds of roses... Chief amongst the prerequisites for surviving Africa, with its mind-bending characteristics, is an appropriate sense of humour.... So, for now, he will be recounting the amusing among the annoying, the frustrating wrapped in the funny and extracting the mirth from the melancholy... Oh yes, there might be some alliteration too.
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4 Responses to Misuse of “awesome” or “surreal” ought to become a capital offense.

  1. sassy lass says:

    Like woh. Like wow. Like totally freak me out. Right on

  2. Sass – as soon as I find a blunt instrument……….

  3. If you are going to criticize the awesome word ahsum I invented, please spell it correctly 🙂

    • Aha!
      So, by your own admission, you are solely to blame for the invention of this wretched corruption humanity’s prime method of communication?

      Please stay on the line while I look for a blunt instrument.

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