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Not awesome please.

  1. May 23, 2008 #1

    epenguin

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    Most forums have automatic blocks for obscene or unnacceptable words.

    I don't know if it is recent American usage or what, but if it is not too late could a block be put put on the word 'awesome', :yuck: so we can keep the word for use, very occasionally, for what it really means, rather than for just anything that is any better than a poke in the eye? And if not, could people voluntarily refrain please?
     
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  3. May 23, 2008 #2

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    As a writer, I agree; as a member of PF, I don't. The best feature of this site is universally aiding in scientific (and, in GD, interpersonal) education. I've found, through my personal experience in real life, that you should use the jargon of the person that you're educating to facilitate understanding. Saying that something is 'extremely impressive' to a teenager just doesn't have the same impact as saying that it's 'awesome'.
    Besides, it's an awesome word... :uhh:
     
  4. May 23, 2008 #3

    D H

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    Awesome idea!
     
  5. May 23, 2008 #4

    Doc Al

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    Totally!
     
  6. May 23, 2008 #5

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    Totally awesome! :approve:
     
  7. May 23, 2008 #6

    Danger

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    Like, *****in', dude.

    edit: Hmmm... that lost a bit in the translation. There seems to be a 'b', an 'i', a 't', a 'c', and an 'h' missing from my post...
     
  8. May 23, 2008 #7

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    I agree, the word is overused and annoting -- I first started hearing it from my conservative Christian friends, calling God "an awesome God!" At least, they use it correctly in context.

    Everyone has little words which they find grating. If you ever correspond with Cyrus, be sure to use the word "like," like, every other word. He like loves that word; he thinks it's, like, awesome.
     
  9. May 23, 2008 #8
    The worst part is when you refer to something truly "awesome" and it happens to be something bad, you get weird looks or insulted for it.
     
  10. May 23, 2008 #9

    Evo

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    Truly awesome.
     
  11. May 23, 2008 #10

    Math Is Hard

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    I'm like sooo taking Cyrus to the Valley next time he comes to SoCal. OMG, would be so tubular! Like, perpendicular!
     
  12. May 23, 2008 #11

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  13. May 23, 2008 #12

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    Yikes, it is the attack of the valley people!!!

    epenguin, don't let them bother you. It has been smoggy in the valley lately and them valley critters get mean on smoggy days. :biggrin:
     
  14. May 24, 2008 #13
    russ took mine.
     
  15. May 24, 2008 #14

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    Hm...I was looking up the word awesome and I typed in "awsome"...:smile: :rolleyes:
     
  16. May 24, 2008 #15

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    Its nice to feel the love and support from PF members :smile:
     
  17. May 24, 2008 #16

    epenguin

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    :grumpy: I am underawed by your reactions. :smile:
     
  18. May 24, 2008 #17

    Danger

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    :rofl:
     
  19. May 24, 2008 #18

    Lisa!

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    I also think that awesome sounds awful and has nothing to do with awesomeness! But I think if we start blocking words that members don't like, ...:eek:

    PS have you decreased the time limit for editting posts?
     
    Last edited: May 24, 2008
  20. May 24, 2008 #19
    Nonono, that's reserved for underwhelmed, the antonyms of awesome are: joynone or blissany.
     
    Last edited: May 24, 2008
  21. May 24, 2008 #20

    Evo

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    Yes, editing time limit is now 30 minutes.
     
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