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Registered: ‎12-30-2010

Re: Please Stop Saying Awesome

I for one would like to know where OVER TOP came from

 you wear over or on top

you put it over or on top

 

It sounds awful hearing someone say that

look at it over top that....

or you can put it over top ....

 

sounds redundant and poor grammar

 

 

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Registered: ‎05-22-2012

Re: Please Stop Saying Awesome


@chessylady wrote:

Awesome means something that leaves you in awe. When you use it to describe EVERYTHING, then it is no longer awesome but ordinary. It also means you have a limited vocabulary.


I grew up in California in the 80s and will never stop saying awesome.  It has nothing to do with limited vocabulary and I use other superlatives as well, but awesome is part of who I am.

 

Frankly, you're just lucky most of us stopped saying gnarly.

 

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Re: Please Stop Saying Awesome


@PINKdogWOOD wrote:

@ECBG  None of what Lori sells is 'gorge"  VERY expensive but not at all 'gorge'.

 

Kooky and crazy but certainly not gorge.


I hate 'gorge'. Gorge is a big valley, not something I want to be associated with my face, my hair, or my clothing.

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Registered: ‎12-31-2013

Re: Please Stop Saying Awesome

This isn't exactly the same thing, but I can't stand it when they describe an ordinary piece of clothing as couture.  During one presentation the vendor said the little side slits on a shirt/blouse made it "so couture".   Another one I remember described something as couture because of the "fancy" buttons.  That is about as ridiculous as you can get.  If an item is mass produced and sold on home shopping it is not even close to couture and I doubt if anyone expects it to be so stop saying that. 

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Registered: ‎03-12-2010

Re: Please Stop Saying Awesome

How about some other synonyms for "wonderful," (which is, I think, the idea they are trying to convey)?

 

Lovely, outstanding, delightful, terrific, tremendous, marvelous, excellent, brilliant, . . .

 

Now, don't you just "love, love, love" all these options!!

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Registered: ‎05-01-2010

Re: Please Stop Saying Awesome

You are free to say awesome as much as you want. I also live in California but I still think it is overused especially if you are over 18. Same goes for Dude and Whatever.

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Registered: ‎03-17-2010

Re: Please Stop Saying Awesome

I guess the new one for me is the host (I'm thinking Mary Beth but there are others) who stand on the side while the vendor is talking about the item.... and from off the side comes soft audible gasps (Ohh... Wow... Louder Intake of breath.... another Ohh... another Wow.... a gasp and "I see".)  All done softly enough not to interrupt the vendor but loud enough to be irritating.  I don't think it's necessary especially when the camara is not on the host and we (as the audience) don't need a peanut gallery gasping on the sidelines..... /opinion 

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Re: Please Stop Saying Awesome

WhatEv. Smiley Wink


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