October 27, 2015 1:47 pm at 1:47 pm #616566
Frum people too freely use superlatives. They’re always looking for an amazing barber, an amazing mechanic, an amazing ride to Baltimore for an amazing 9 year old son, an amazing wife, an amazing website to post amazing narishkeit on, etc.October 27, 2015 2:30 pm at 2:30 pm #1108880
It has nothing to do with being frum. People of all religions misuse that word.October 27, 2015 2:50 pm at 2:50 pm #1108881JosephParticipant
Why the need for an amazing wife? Any mediocre or run-of-the-mill wife should suffice.October 27, 2015 3:14 pm at 3:14 pm #1108882
It does. They don’t.October 27, 2015 3:30 pm at 3:30 pm #1108883zogt_besserParticipant
Is the question why superlatives are used at all, or why the only one used is “amazing” (as your examples show)?October 27, 2015 4:28 pm at 4:28 pm #1108884Avram in MDParticipant
This is an amazing thread.October 27, 2015 5:21 pm at 5:21 pm #1108885☕ DaasYochid ☕Participant
Any theories why this is so?October 27, 2015 6:00 pm at 6:00 pm #1108886
Amazing is the primary one. I’ve seen incredible also pretty frequently. Looking for an incredible deal on an amazing washing machine.October 27, 2015 6:14 pm at 6:14 pm #1108887screwdriverdelightParticipant
As to the Adjective: when in doubt, strike it out.
–Mark TwainOctober 27, 2015 6:22 pm at 6:22 pm #1108888Avram in MDParticipant
Any theories why this is so?
Yes, popa_bar_abba lives in a land controlled largely by high school aged girls.October 27, 2015 7:42 pm at 7:42 pm #1108889
Screwdriverdelight, that quotation is.October 27, 2015 8:44 pm at 8:44 pm #1108890🍫Syag LchochmaParticipant
awesome observation popaOctober 28, 2015 6:46 pm at 6:46 pm #1108891nfgo3Member
The observation that frum people use too many suprelatives is incredible.November 1, 2015 9:05 pm at 9:05 pm #1108892eclipseMember
I live in Far Rockaway. Here the natives(not Jewish natives) use expletives;superlatives are a breath of fresh air:)November 3, 2015 4:26 am at 4:26 am #1108893Josh31Participant
Last night’s baseball game was amazing.
The pitching on both sides were amazing.
But you got to know when to remove the amazing pitcher before his amazing arm wears out.
Actually it is those who are religious, more than those who are not who use the word.November 3, 2015 3:38 pm at 3:38 pm #1108894haifagirlParticipant
I’ve been complaining about this for years. Amazingly, it hasn’t caught on.November 3, 2015 5:15 pm at 5:15 pm #1108895
Superlatives sometimes serve the same function as the expletives people don’t use.
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