Monday, August 3, 2009


We are all guilty of overusing certain words and phrases. The reason the word "fabulous" irks me so much is that it has a hidden commercial agenda of being of glamorous and trendy lifestyle. The most common implication is one being "fabulous" due to having the word "fabulous" used or having something that is suggested "fabulous" in retail.

A great example is the increased preference of cosmopolitans as it is Carry Bradshaw's "fabulous signature drink" from Sex and the City.

I personally love the word "fabulous". Having said that I think that I also appreciate the word and love it when used appropriately. Not EVERYTHING is "fabulous". Let's not make "fabulous" go down hill like "awesome".

When you hear it every other sentence from every other person it gets really old really fast. Especially when it's over emphasized: "FAaaaaaBULOUS!!!" Not only can it be annoying the meaning of the word gets lost in the constant repetition.

Love it. Don't over do it!

fab⋅u⋅lous[fab-yuh-luhs] Show IPA
1. almost impossible to believe; incredible.
2. Informal. exceptionally good or unusual; marvelous; superb: a fabulous bargain; a fabulous new house.
3. told about in fables; purely imaginary: the fabulous exploits of Hercules.
4. known about only through myths or legends.

Synonyms: astonishing, astounding, awesome, best, breathtaking, cool*, doozie, extravagant, fab, fantastic, fictitious, first-class, greatest, groovy*, immense, inconceivable, incredible, legendary, marvelous, mind-blowing*, out-of-sight, out-of-this-world, outrageous, peachy*, phenomenal, primo, prodigious, rad, remarkable, spectacular, striking, stupendous, super, superb, terrific, top drawer, tops, turn-on, unbelievable, unreal, wicked*

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