Awesome is Awesome!

Awesome is Awesome!

 

There are certain words in English that are just “osum”. The word awesome can mean anything depending on the context and who speaks it.

 

For example , A and B go for a particularly difficult exam. When A sees the questions she finds she knows the answers and exclaims “awesome”. While B is distraught, he can’t understand the questions. He too exclaims “awesome”. Only in his case his tone and expression are a bit morose.

 

Of course a lot of you may argue that awesome is only used in positive sense, but technically that’s not true. Anything that inspires awe is awesome.

 

Awesome could mean awful as well 🙂 but not the other way around.

 

However in its current usage it has evolved, over a period of many centuries, and has a more positive connotation.

 

An awesome sight could be a picture post card like sunset and also a landslide that has just struck washing away the highway.

 

Of course there are a few more words that behave similarly, but I particularly like the awesomeness of awesome!