When a Word Becomes Meaningless, Or Worse…

Can we now relegate the word awesome to the trash heap of misused and abused words? Does [tag]awesome[/tag] even mean anything, or is it like a basic grunt or groan–just a sound to register your mere presence?

Frankly, I’m tired of hearing it.

"Hey, [tag]dude[/tag], Iran just developed a nuclear bomb and destroyed Israel?"

"Awesome!"

As you can see from this hypothetical but eerily prescient conversation that the word has managed to desensitive people to things around them. If everything is awesome, then there’s nothing ever wrong or bad. Maybe we can retire dude while we’re at it.

Awesome!

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