There are three words that I see and hear so often that I want to scream, grab a red pen, and slash them out of existence.
I admit, I’m guilty of using these words. It’s a habit now. “That cake tasted amazing!” “The third Lord of the Rings movie was epic!” “You can’t spell awesome without me!”
Those words are supposed to be used to modify things that are sincerely epic, awesome, and amazing; maybe things like epic poetry, God, and nature. Now, every tiny little minor thing is epic, awesome, or amazing.
I don’t know exactly how these words started getting so overused. Maybe we can slowly begin to cut back on using them – or use them only when appropriate, as all words are meant to be used.
What words do you think are being overused?