Awesome! "Epic" is declining in use (except at CNN)


#1

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#2

Unfortunately “innovative” appears to be holding steady.

Or at least it isn’t declining as fast as I’d like.


#3

Groovy, man.


#4

Next up: “dudebro.”


#5

Yeah and I fear “hand-crafted” is still on the upswing even.

Oh, you hand crafted that cocktail for me? Thank you so much! I would have been appalled had you used flippers or mandibles. Now please use your leg hands to get off my lawn.


#6

Awesome is the new nifty.


#7

Or, heaven forbid, “artisanal.”


#8

Hmmm…


#9

they apparently didn’t poll my kids’ elementary school, where usage appears to be rising…


#10

Two quick things.
https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=epic+site:boingboing.net&cad=h#q=awesome+site:boingboing.net

Eddie Izzard - Awesome: http://youtu.be/0rYT0YvQ3hs


#11

That’s ok, BoingBoing has a totally bulletproof irony concept.


#12

This is ginormous news.


#13

Someday 'Peachy-keen" will make a comeback, and I will be ahoy again. . .


#14

There’s a local business – I think heating and cooling, or lawn care or pool cleaning or something like that – whose name begins with the word “Innovated.”

Not quite as cringeworthy as the tattoo parlor named “Your So Cool” but it’s close.


#15

Some might say an extremely epic sense of irony >:)


#16

True. Or, as they might say:

Behold! Awesomely epic BoingBoing headlines are a thing!


#17

Everybody chill! Bolling was on this some time ago.


#18

There’s been a trend for titles of molecular biology papers to include the word “novel” – as in “A novel pathway for X” or “A novel gene for function Y” – so far, over 19,000 such papers published in 2013. Cynical people have pointed out there there are few cases where “A novel” couldn’t be just as well be replaced by “Yet another”.


#19

Celebrate while you can, normals. Just wait til the kids figure out what apocalyptic means.


#20

Totally!