‘F’ is for Fab. Of course, the era when this word was in common current usage, the 1960’s, is now long gone. The Beatles were then, and still are, the one and only Fab Four. What gets me crazy, though, is that all sorts of synonyms for it keep coming up so inappropriately. There are words like ‘excellent’, ‘awesome’, ‘fresh’, and who can forget the inimitable ‘mahvelous’, bestowed upon us by Fernando in the late 1980’s.
I, as much as we all know, can appreciate a good slang term as much as anyone. What I don’t understand is what enjoyment people can possibly get out of such extreme overuse of slang.
I have the same problem with overuse of abbreviations. LOL, ROFL, IMHO, among so obscenely many others, have taken such an absolute stranglehold~ish kind of a toll upon people’s vocabulary. Doesn’t anyone ever get bored with these things?
Although I realize that it’s most certainly not exactly the single biggest problem mankind has ever been forced to deal with, it’s quite annoying and me even be part of a very much larger problem.