"No my friend…that taco was delectable"

by Michael Zabel

“Epic” – Recently joined the ranks of other fallen words.

   Epic has become the latest casualty in the war on language, joining the ranks of its oft-paired counterpart “fail.”  While the word historically has been a word reserved for legendary and heroic narratives and truly monumental situations, epic has been adjectivally cavorting with everything from chicken nuggets to high school football games.  Epic refused to comment on its new career path but it has joined the growing list of words that have been depreciating in meaning and power in the recent years. Close family friend Awesome did officially state, “[Epic] has been out of work for a while now, as are a lot of us.  Times are pretty tough so we’ll take what we can get for now.”

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