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    Is 'Awesome' still a 'cool/popular' word ? to me it sounds like something from a 70's surfer movie , 'Charlies' Angels' or not forgetting the totally awesome 'Bill and Ted'.

    So awesome dudes and dudets, any awesome feedback on the awesometisity of this awesome word 'awesome' would be awesome !!

    P.S this is a real question as I have a student who uses the word constantly after her awesome homestay.

  • #2
    Sounds more 80s to me than 70s.

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    • #3
      Yes, awesome is an early 80's word not 70's. California "valley girl" type thingy. One of the words that stuck with us.

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      • #4
        It sounds like your student is pretty awesome, you should give her a high 5 every time she says it and reply with "totally awesome".

        example

        Student: I think Bon Jovi is awesome.
        Teacher: Totally awesome! (Simultaneously high 5s student)

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        • #5
          Any phrase/word used to excess always comes over as being insincere to my ears, and, 'Awesome' definitly falls into that catagory (via my American friends), as does, 'Absolutely' (from the Brits).

          Of course whenever I use, 'Sweet', 'Sorted', 'Luverly' and 'Daark', they are all still uber-hip!

          And now a moments silence for, 'Bad'.

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          • #6
            yare yare yare...

            well i still use the word awesome..

            as in this case right here!

            As in, " This is an awesomely ____ house excuse for a thread!"

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            • #7
              Groovy, man. . .that's so far out!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Vaam
                Is 'Awesome' still a 'cool/popular' word ? to me it sounds like something from a 70's surfer movie , 'Charlies' Angels' or not forgetting the totally awesome 'Bill and Ted'.

                So awesome dudes and dudets, any awesome feedback on the awesometisity of this awesome word 'awesome' would be awesome !!

                P.S this is a real question as I have a student who uses the word constantly after her awesome homestay.
                You're Australian!

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                • #9
                  Naturally...

                  Originally posted by Song2
                  Any phrase/word used to excess always comes over as being insincere to my ears, and, 'Awesome' definitly falls into that catagory (via my American friends), as does, 'Absolutely' (from the Brits).

                  Of course whenever I use, 'Sweet', 'Sorted', 'Luverly' and 'Daark', they are all still uber-hip!

                  And now a moments silence for, 'Bad'.

                  The creativity of this post is impressive. To call it 'awesome' would detract from the sincerity of the compliment. In this era of exaggerated expression, where the socialists among American congressmen refer to a filibuster as the 'nuclear option' and disloyal ingrates and malcontents accuse sitting heads of democratic republics of murder, genocide and holocaust..., I'm not surprised that we're losing the vocabulary or lexicon to petty punks who don't give a damn.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by jinseinosensei
                    The creativity of this post is impressive. To call it 'awesome' would detract from the sincerity of the compliment. In this era of exaggerated expression, where the socialists among American congressmen refer to a filibuster as the 'nuclear option' and disloyal ingrates and malcontents accuse sitting heads of democratic republics of murder, genocide and holocaust..., I'm not surprised that we're losing the vocabulary or lexicon to petty punks who don't give a damn.
                    you've been writing an awful lot lately.... and from a standing start.

                    hello there! it's always good to welcome a new ____ to the pot!

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                    • #11
                      Some are threatened by my mere arrival...

                      Originally posted by bobbystokes
                      you've been writing an awful lot lately.... and from a standing start.

                      hello there! it's always good to welcome a new ____ to the pot!
                      I manage to squeeze in few posts here and there... Hello.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Vaam
                        Is 'Awesome' still a 'cool/popular' word ? to me it sounds like something from a 70's surfer movie , 'Charlies' Angels' or not forgetting the totally awesome 'Bill and Ted'.

                        So awesome dudes and dudets, any awesome feedback on the awesometisity of this awesome word 'awesome' would be awesome !!

                        P.S this is a real question as I have a student who uses the word constantly after her awesome homestay.

                        Was her homestay in California?
                        It seems most commonly and naturally used there. I don't know if it's necessarily cool/popular, but I can state with authority that a large percentage of the west coast rockers use it regularly and without irony.

                        Does she use "rad" as well?

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                        • #13
                          Personally, I like to use ebonics in the classroom as much as possible. I slap up all my _____es and hos, then pop a cap in the ass of any homies who is dissin' me by bein' late. It's all dat.

                          This does tend to sound a bit strange from a conservative-looking white guy in his mid-30s, but I'm fighting the good fight against the man.

                          "Awesome!" is downright mainstream by comparison. Perhaps "Cowabunga" might be more rad and tubular?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Thebunnyhauntsme
                            Personally, I like to use ebonics in the classroom as much as possible. I slap up all my _____es and hos, then pop a cap in the ass of any homies who is dissin' me by bein' late. It's all dat.

                            So then what do you do for the remaining hour and twenty minutes of your lesson plan?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Hijinx
                              So then what do you do for the remaining hour and twenty minutes of your lesson plan?
                              Improvised interpretive dance. I like the students to become the tree.

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