Comments on: Amazing. http://www.historiann.com/2011/02/02/amazing/ History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present Tue, 23 Sep 2014 20:42:44 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Mamie http://www.historiann.com/2011/02/02/amazing/comment-page-2/#comment-784967 Sat, 05 Feb 2011 03:29:41 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=14081#comment-784967 “State,” used as a verb, outside a courtroom.

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By: Speculative Speculum http://www.historiann.com/2011/02/02/amazing/comment-page-2/#comment-784855 Fri, 04 Feb 2011 21:31:18 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=14081#comment-784855 I still enjoy the word “epic.” I sometimes think of my life as one giant epic failure. lol

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By: anonymous http://www.historiann.com/2011/02/02/amazing/comment-page-2/#comment-784825 Fri, 04 Feb 2011 18:06:25 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=14081#comment-784825 One of my favorite public notices:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/pretz/756807881/

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By: Comrade PhysioProf http://www.historiann.com/2011/02/02/amazing/comment-page-2/#comment-784809 Fri, 04 Feb 2011 16:54:07 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=14081#comment-784809 I like “epic”, like in “Buuuuuuuuurble…Cough! Cough! Whoa, duude! That bonghit was fucken epic, maan!”

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By: Rachel http://www.historiann.com/2011/02/02/amazing/comment-page-2/#comment-784787 Fri, 04 Feb 2011 16:05:29 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=14081#comment-784787 It bugs me when people say something is “really unique.” I hear it all the time. How can something that “is the only one of its kind” be even more one-of-a-kind? Really?

I had a similar experience as Mary’s milieu, while reading Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight Saga. Now granted, I was not reading it for its literary genius, but she kept using the word “incredulous” over and over again to describe just about everything. After the 33rd time she used it, I was reminded of the great Inigo Montoya when he says to Vizzini, “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”

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By: The Rebel Lettriste http://www.historiann.com/2011/02/02/amazing/comment-page-2/#comment-784783 Fri, 04 Feb 2011 16:01:17 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=14081#comment-784783 Respek, ADM. Much respek.

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By: Another Damned Medievalist http://www.historiann.com/2011/02/02/amazing/comment-page-2/#comment-784733 Fri, 04 Feb 2011 12:57:17 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=14081#comment-784733 can I just say how much I love the Rebel Lettriste?

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By: Speculative Speculum http://www.historiann.com/2011/02/02/amazing/comment-page-2/#comment-784645 Fri, 04 Feb 2011 05:12:24 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=14081#comment-784645 “Terrific” reminds me too much of E. B. White.

I love the word “amazing.” It’s even better when expletives are added like, “damn, that was an amazing night.” ;)

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By: The Rebel Lettriste http://www.historiann.com/2011/02/02/amazing/comment-page-2/#comment-784445 Thu, 03 Feb 2011 20:11:27 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=14081#comment-784445 Or how about the use of “good” to mean “no thank you?” As in, the server asks, “would you like some more water?” And the person says, “No, I’m good.”

I concur with “relatable.” It’s so … Hollywood tv-pilot, or something. As in, “wow! That Anna Karenina, she’s so relatable for this target audience. Vronsky will totally give us more traction with the 30-50 male demographic, too.”

Barf again.

I actually lost my shit when a job candidate once expressed her fervent desire to “make literature relatable” to our students. WTF does that even mean? Good for you if your subfield might be “relatable” and relevant and 20th c. enough. But sometimes literature and history are expressly NOT “relatable.” I’m thinking here of … oh… Beowulf? Maybe the Prioress’ Tale? The Tain bo Cuailainge? Sometimes strangeness and difficulty is the motherfucking POINT of reading.

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By: fannie http://www.historiann.com/2011/02/02/amazing/comment-page-2/#comment-784422 Thu, 03 Feb 2011 18:13:03 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=14081#comment-784422 I love this thread.

I would agree with “epic.” And also, I am irritated by the hyperbolic use of “phenomenal” and “golden” as synonyms for “good.”

Example: “I have a six-pack and a football game to watch today. I’m golden.”

Barf.

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