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#209239 - 01/24/13 01:36 PM "AWESOME"
Tony M. Offline
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Awesome! I'd like, if not to ban the use, certainly give it a long rest! I own up to being a Limey, but I am pro-Yank! So foregive me if I blame the USA for this lazy denigration of an important word.

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#209240 - 01/24/13 02:36 PM Re: "AWESOME" [Re: Tony M.]
Buffalo Shrdlu Offline
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Like, totally, dude.


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#209241 - 01/24/13 05:32 PM Re: "Awesome!" [Re: Tony M.]
zmjezhd Offline
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Awesome!

This reminds me of an ancient episode of I Love Lucy where a elocutionist is brought in to teach the Mertzes and the Ricardos how to speak well. "Now there are two words which you must never utter: one is lousy and the other one is swell." Fred: "Well, tell the lousy one first."

As most of the folks who use awesome as an interjection almost never speak without a hint of irony. I cannot imagine that they would say this unironically. YMMV, doodz!
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