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how awesome is the word awesome? Answered

ok, I was bored, and this question poped into my head.. if things can be awesome, whaty about the wrod awesome? is it awesome, or is it not?

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Zengineer1618
Zengineer1618

Best Answer 11 years ago

The word "awesome " represents all the possibilities of awesomeness, therefore it should be held in awe. The word "awesome" is like the tiny seed of a giant redwood tree.

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DarkVolt
DarkVolt

11 years ago

no more like -11 I am anti-chuck norris

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benthekahn
benthekahn

Answer 11 years ago

No, not even close to Chuck Norris. On a scale from 1-10, Chuck Norris is an 11.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

11 years ago

I'd give it a seven on a scale of one to October.

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NobodyInParticular
NobodyInParticular

11 years ago

The word awesome used to be awesome, but now it's just okay. The meaning of words naturally shifts like this. Some other words or phrases are no doubt taking the place of its older meaning.

The older use of the word was do describe something that you have to respect and fear because it is so powerful. "Seen from below, the millions tons of thunderously roaring water falling over the cliff was an awesome sight."

Awesome isn't usually so awesome any more, though. "I made a B+ on my test! Awesome!"

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rich_moe
rich_moe

Answer 11 years ago

In the middle ages, the word used to be "awe-full'; e.g.- to be filled with awe at a sight or when describing a situation, later shortened to awful. Today, awful has the opposite meaning. Now, awesome means relatively good, whereas earlier it was a mediocre awe-full, or to be partially in awe; Not really that much different than before.

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purduecer
purduecer

11 years ago

Obviously, quite awesome.