Awesome is the new word…or maybe not so new, but the current word to express what similar words have done before it. I don’t know who first brought about this trend, but that person was awesome. Perhaps it was started as dialogue in a movie or on a T.V. show. Regardless…awesome is…well…awesome.
Before awesome we had some pretty great words. I racked my brain on this one, but I can’t remember the trend in the 90’s, however, in the 80’s it was heavy. I’ll never forget the line in the film, Back to the Future, when Dr. Brown said, “There’s that word again. Heavy. Is there something wrong with the gravitational pull in the future?”
Now I have to tell you, as a child of the 60’s, which means I was a teenager, too young to run off and become a flower child, but not to young to repeat the favorite and very original word, groovy. I can also tell you with certainty that The Beatles didn’t start that particular trend.
Before groovy there was cool which was still great in the 60’s and maybe still is. When my mother was a young girl it was swell. Lois Lane had an issue with Clark Kent when he used the word swell.
So there you have it, all awesome words if you ask me.
Do you remember the word for the 90’s?