Had this discussion with some friends the other day. Honestly it seems like I'm hearing the word "epic" thrown around so much that I feel like it doesn't really have a meaning anymore. Unless I missed something, has this been the case for anyone else, or I am just thinking too much about something that doesn't really matter?
This is a good topic, i mean even my mom uses "lol" now and things like "Epic" "noob" "ftw' "WTF" Ect. Mean almost close to nothing to me,, gotten WAY to main stream.
now everyone and there mom who's picked up a controller or played MW2 thinks there a "tech gamer or something now ...
its embarrassing to me ugh.
Emos in my school use epic, win and fail. Just as it started dying out on forums I get them saying it. But what makes it worse is they will say epic fail when somebodies computer in ICT wont boot or something...
And I thought epic meant...big or immense.
WIN. <<< No I kid, but yeah this is now the official meaning.
" Epic : word used to proclaim ones self as a douche. "
@Muttinus_Rump: I feel sick, confused and sad.
" I think we should change it from epic to Savage. So when something is really really good, you say 'Savage'. And if something is really really really good you say mo-savage. "I think we did that for like 3 months in 1992, then we threw it away with our swatches.
" @Burns098356GX said:We used "Epic" back in 1993, so why can't we be using Savage again?" I think we should change it from epic to Savage. So when something is really really good, you say 'Savage'. And if something is really really really good you say mo-savage. "I think we did that for like 3 months in 1992, then we threw it away with our swatches. "
I think it's alright when it's not overused, but it's difficult not to overuse SOME words, and when you're a gamer surrounded by other gamers (in my case anyway, being on a games design course) it's pretty hard to escape.
There will always be words that get overused, "cool" used to be said way too often, it's not so bad now, it feels like a milder, alternative word for epic.
It continues to amaze me how much the word awesome is used, especially since I live in the UK, that word was NEVER used over here just a few years ago, it's an American thing and I still feel uncomfortable saying it sometimes, but I find myself saying it because everyone else does!
I use the word lol too much on instant messengers too, that's pretty much lost it's original meaning of "laugh out loud" and is now more like "that mildly amused me".
Anyway, the bottom line is society goes through phases with different words, probably always will. Think about "groovy" and "radical"... yeah try using those now without getting a funny look (not that I ever used them, but they were used so much even people my age know about them). "Epic" will probably fade away after a while.
That one cheeses me off to no end. God damn.
" @Godlyawesomeguy said:Yes. Epic, for the win, calling something "beast", pwn, noob, FAIL, etc... are all examples of modern leet speak. "
" @MrKlorox said:uhh...leet speak? "
" It means beast. God I hate leet speak and what it has become. "
Same with the kids who I went to high school with. They'd say shit like "That A I got was epic" or "I did it for the lulz." and a good chunk of them had shirts saying "/b/elieve" and crap. Gahhh. It's bad enough when people can't use to/too/two or there/they're/their.
I hate them.