Nothing is worse than "abysmal" and nothing is better than "incredible"


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/10/05/nothing-is-worse-than-abysma.html


#2

I also suspect that “Brilliant” and “rubbish” are more common in BE than AE.


#3

#4

We don’t use it as much. But there are plenty of overused words missing from that list. At one point there was a full-blown epidemic of things being “amazing” in architecture circles, to the point where these people were presumably unable to walk down the street without being struck dumb by a nice window reveal or a well-detailed slot drain.


#5

YouTube link (cued up): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxPsjrm1UFc&t=999


#6

The things that are Amazing are definitely better than the incredible things…I would also allow the amazeballs things are even better than that.


#7

Incredible is the highest? I can’t believe it!


#8

It’s a miracle miracle isn’t the top of the list. If you use miracle in everyday sentences you’re either a holy person or an idiot. Wait what did I just do to myself?


#9

Appears to be missing “quite good”, “shite”, “bollocks”, “piss-poor” and “pile of wank”.


#10

Dude


#11

Doubleplusincredible.
Doubleplusunincredible.


#12

That report - not too shabby, if you ask me.


#13

Formidable! [/French accent]


#14

During the NPR pledge drive today, I heard the phrase “our incredible reporting” and all I could think was how that’s an abysmal choice of words.


#15

Inconceivable!

Wait, does that mean what I think it means?


#16

“Dude” is always the right response.


#17

So I guess the Joy Division album is kind of average.


#18

Did anyone else see the guy at 0:42?


#19

Yep; infertile.


#20

Did you notice “average” came out almost exactly in the middle?