FOWC – October 18, 2020 – SUBLIME
Sublime is a household word (my extended family household) because for some reason, this is the descriptive word that my youngest sister and I use when trying to compliment anything.
Our usage is almost similar to LEGO’s Everything is Awesome song.
Our use of the word sublime started having read something exaggeratedly inappropriate. It was one of our irrational anecdotes. My youngest sister is 25 and I am 38, but we click on these things… anything crazy, snarky, idiotic, and funny.
We started using the word as a joke, like everything has become sublime…
“I like how sublime your new purse is!”
“What a sublime combination of cuisines!”
“Ma, where did you buy that blouse? That’s totally sublime!”
But now, I could no longer tell if we’re still using it because of the anecdote. Have we become addicted to the word’s i
nappropriate exaggerated usage? Or have we still been doing it to poke fun?