Saturday, January 24, 2009

Overused

My friend Pax deplores the current tendency to overuse the word awesome. I have a word to add to the overused list: extreme. I'm tired of hearing it used in advertising for new products, and I'm REALLY tired of hearing it used to justify dangerous new (and usually absurd) twists on sports. Just my unsolicited 2 cents on the topic.
Update 1/27: Oops. My friend Pax especially dislikes the overuse of the word amazing.

9 comments:

citizen of the world said...

I also gre weary of things being called "The mother of all ..." bleh.

bernthis said...

It's so funny how all these ads have now reconfigured their copy to always say something about how cheap, inexpensve or long lasting their product is when nothing about it has changed at all. Drives me nuts.

bernthis said...

It's so funny how all these ads have now reconfigured their copy to always say something about how cheap, inexpensve or long lasting their product is when nothing about it has changed at all. Drives me nuts.

mommanator said...

I totally agree with you and Paxie. I won't be up that way till summer.

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Merci said...

citizen of the world-
yep, that's another one.

bernthis-
Yeah- they want us to think their products have good value in a tough economy.

mommanator-
Miss you!

Pax Romano said...

Merci, actually my pet peeve word is AMAZING!!!! Ugh, the most overused word today ... followed by AWESOME.

Merci said...

Oops. Sorry Paxi. I was correct in Spirit if not is Substance...

Joe Tornatore said...

amazing post.