If you’re anything like MRP, you like to liberally sprinkle your speech with the word awesome. In fact, the word is so awesome that apparently even the President of the USA uses it. A lot. In a recent article, “George W. Bush: ‘Awesome!‘” Andrea Higbie addresses the ways in which this word continues to capture our hearts and minds:
On Memorial Day, President Bush paid tribute to the troops and their families at Arlington National Cemetery. Of the men and women buried there, President Bush declared, “They’re an awesome bunch of people, and the United States is blessed to have such citizens.”
What else is awesome? Just about everything. “Thank you, Your Holiness,” the president publicly said to Pope Benedict XVI in mid-April when he became only the second pope in history to visit the White House. “Awesome speech.”
MRP’s addiction to awesome: a lasting effect of having grown up during the 1980s? Well, I can neither confirm nor deny that.
Bonus MRP moment: Speaking of awesome, members of Red Sox nation will appreciate these musings by our friends at Everything Language and Grammar.