Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The Meaning of Awesome...

   What does the word awesome mean to you.

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines it like this...

awe·some  adj \ˈȯ-səm\

Definition of AWESOME
1 : expressive of awe
2 a : inspiring awe
   b : terrific, extraordinary

  — awe·some·ly adverb
  — awe·some·ness noun

The word origin and history of the word is listed as this...

c.1600, "profoundly reverential," from awe + -some. Meaning "inspiring awe" is from 1670s; weakened colloquial sense of "impressive, very good" is recorded by 1961 and was in vogue from after c.1980.

   Let me tell you one of my meanings of awesome... Rick Wakeman.  Rick is a rock keyboardist.  He was in the band YES.   Check out this video and see if you agree with me.

   Whether you like classical, rock, new age, what ever type of music, you will like this.  Talent like this has no label. 

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Grandpa said...

That's just awesome, PJ! Btw, where do you get those inverted alphabets - my keyboard doesn't have them

Theres just life said...

Hi Grandpa, I cheated. I went to the Dictionary site and copied them. Then I pasted them into the document.