The following video is narrated by G. Patrick Cox and refers to Adjective International’s grave concerns for the fate of adjective “awesome” which appears on their Endangered Adjective list.
About a year ago I was contacted by someone here in Oxford who was responsible for arranging teaching for some young American students from a mid-Western college who were spending a term in Oxford.
One of them had decided that she wanted to learn about Buddhism (in 6 tutorials). I gave her an appointment and explained what would be involved. Perhaps overawed by the occasion, she responded to each explanation, “Awesome.”
As I escorted her out of the building, I pointed to a door: “And here is the washroom.”
“Awesome,” she said.
Balliol College, Oxford University