Sunday, January 1, 2012

Amazing and Awesome

Happy New Year everyone. 2011 had some amazing events, or did it? Michigan's Lake Superior State College's annual list of Words Banished from the Queen's English for Misuse, Overuse and General Uselessness includes "amazing" and it might contain its companion, "Awesome."
Here's an example. Recently, I gave a clerk the exact change for a small purchase, and he remarked, "That's Awesome." No, perhaps a bit unusual, but far from awesome.

If there were a list for uselessness, I would nominate the Museum of Clean in Pocatello, Idaho. At a cost of six million dollars a man has opened a museum full of old vacuum cleaners--one is horse drawn. In case you think I made this up visit of

Then there's the farce of the Iowa primary, but don't get me started on that.

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