I am lamenting the decline of the English language.... So what else is new?
The most sophisticated tool for communication ever devised, and all they can say, nowadays, is, "awesome, eh?"
Actually i have noticed a new word coming into play as a catch-all, to replace, presumably, "awesome," and it is "perfect."
I go to the pub and ask for a pint and she says, "perfect." I ask for my bill when i'm finished, seven or eight hours later (LOL) and she says, "perfect." I hand over my money, a twenty dollar bill for a $13.70 tab, and, even though it isn't even close, it is, to her, "perfect."
Give me Beowulf or give me death, he says
5 hours ago