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An Awesome Terrific Awful Terrible Day October 27, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Humor, Word Play, Writing & Writers.

How can something, anything, be both awesome and awful?

How can  something, anything, be both terrific and terrible?


If you speak English.

I can’t decide if that’s awesome or awful, terrific or terrible . . .

You tell me!

For clues . . .  The Great and Terrible Language

No rules.  Just write!

Related posts:  Ever Wonder Why * Foxes with Sockses * Pronunciation Variations * Dissever


1. Cindy - October 27, 2010

Wild? Smashing? Far out?

nrhatch - October 27, 2010

Groovy . . . I dig it!

2. Greg Camp - October 27, 2010

By sloppy use of the language. I’m working up a post on those very words. Apparently, observant minds think along similar lines.

nrhatch - October 27, 2010

Perhaps I observed your mind in action?

Somewhere, recently, someone said something about these synonymous synonyms and I made a note of it . . .

Perhaps twas you?

3. Richard W Scott - October 27, 2010

Hmm… You’re “having us on”, aren’t you?

Awesome and awful originally meant pretty much the same thing, as did terrific and terrible.

Oh, you’re sly, you are.

nrhatch - October 27, 2010

Old English to nuevo anglaise . . . a challenging terrain indeed.

4. aardvarkian - October 27, 2010

Kick-ass 😉

nrhatch - October 27, 2010

I’ll see your wink and raise you one wink . . . 😉 😉

5. Shannon Sullivan - October 27, 2010

Well, I am happy to learn something awesomely, awfully new every day! Thank you for sharing this terribly, tiggerific info with us.

nrhatch - October 27, 2010

Speaking of Tiggerific . . . Tigger is featured on the latest post. 🙂

6. souldipper - October 27, 2010

I like these lessons, Professor Hatch. I’m not being sarcastic…I mean it. Thanks a bunch! I’m also grateful for Richard W. Scott!!

nrhatch - October 27, 2010

You might also enjoy Greg’s article on these words. Link above.

Richard W Scott - October 27, 2010

Aw, shucks, ma’am. Thankee kindly.

nrhatch - October 27, 2010

Rik ~ Since you’re the original “professor” . . . you get to call me Gilligan! 😉

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