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Sun Feb 16, 2014, 04:25 PM

Is the word "epic" overused in this decade?

Has it been used so much that it sickens you? For me, the word "epic" has become the most annoying words around. I didn't used to be annoyed by it until just a few years ago. I have seen countless people use it in blogs, on YouTube videos, TV shows, etc. Why did "epic" become popular in the first place? I can remember back in the early 2000's, epic wasn't used nearly as frequently in everyday social communication.
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Reply Is the word "epic" overused in this decade? (Original post)
Jamaal510 Feb 2014 OP
Vashta Nerada Feb 2014 #1
PoliticAverse Feb 2014 #2
Joe Shlabotnik Feb 2014 #3
eShirl Feb 2014 #4
Iggo Feb 2014 #6
JustABozoOnThisBus Feb 2014 #15
Iggo Feb 2014 #17
JustABozoOnThisBus Feb 2014 #19
Systematic Chaos Feb 2014 #22
Callmecrazy Feb 2014 #5
Paulie Feb 2014 #8
JustABozoOnThisBus Feb 2014 #16
ArnoldLayne Feb 2014 #14
LiberalElite Feb 2014 #7
whistler162 Feb 2014 #9
elleng Feb 2014 #10
IrishAyes Feb 2014 #11
Art_from_Ark Feb 2014 #12
Systematic Chaos Feb 2014 #21
Sweet Freedom Feb 2014 #13
uriel1972 Feb 2014 #18
ashling Feb 2014 #20

Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2014, 04:36 PM

1. Homer's "The Odyssey" is epic.

 

Some idiot running into a door and falling on his ass is not epic.

I agree with you. It is one of the most overused words this decade, along with "literally".

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2014, 04:40 PM

2. Epic poll. n/t

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2014, 04:52 PM

3. Over the top descriptions are part of marketing nowadays

I think since MTV, pro-wrestling, reality shows, celebrities being famous for no reason, etc took over popular culture, marketers were forced into a game of one-upmanship to hype talentless and superficial crap.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2014, 04:55 PM

4. I'm waiting for "brilliant" to finally make it here from the UK

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Response to eShirl (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 16, 2014, 07:09 PM

6. Better than "spot on" I guess.

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Response to Iggo (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 04:54 PM

15. or "sod off"

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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Reply #15)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 05:14 PM

17. LOL...that one I like, but there's zero chance of its catching on here.

Then again, I would have thought that about "spot on", but that one made it anyway.

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Response to Iggo (Reply #17)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 05:22 PM

19. What about "Bollocks"? Or "Codswallop"?

Either or both could be worked into lyrics.

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Response to Iggo (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 18, 2014, 05:35 AM

22. If I hear Gordon Ramsay talk about "stunning" this or "stunning" that ONE MORE FUCKING TIME....

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2014, 06:57 PM

5. I think the word awesome is overused. nt

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Response to Callmecrazy (Reply #5)

Sun Feb 16, 2014, 08:11 PM

8. I was about to post that!

Awesome!

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Response to Paulie (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 04:55 PM

16. Epically awesome!

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Response to Callmecrazy (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 10:36 AM

14. I agree I cringe when I hear that word used over minor things like a Salad.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2014, 07:14 PM

7. IMHO I've had enough of "iconic" n t

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2014, 08:20 PM

9. Epically over used.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2014, 08:21 PM

10. "Incredible!"

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2014, 08:46 PM

11. Agreed.

However, let me add one of my own most distressing candidates: 'disgruntled'

That actually refers to a far less severe condition than the way it's generally applied today. Murderers are called 'disgruntled', fer cryin' out loud! The completely brain dead media almost always refers to employees who commit mass mayhem as 'disgruntled'. As for myself, we disapprove.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 01:59 AM

12. Why did "epic" become popular in the first place?

Because "awesome" had lost its "awesomeness"?

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Response to Art_from_Ark (Reply #12)

Tue Feb 18, 2014, 05:33 AM

21. Awesome is so 1982. And unlike "tubular" it just stayed with us. And stayed.

So yes, they can quite cram "awesome" as well.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 09:42 AM

13. Ugh, agreed.

I used to feel the same way about extreme. EVERYTHING was "XTREME"...from sports to nachos.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 05:16 PM

18. Along with "Iconic"...nt

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2014, 12:26 AM

20. "This decade" as in the last 10 years (2004 - 2014) or as in this calendar decade (2010 - 2020)

the difference could be epic!

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