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Neil deGrasse Tyson Thinks We're Using The Word 'Awesome' Wrong

Neil deGrasse Tyson has another bone to pick with the English speaking world. The scientist took to Twitter last week to bemoan the way we've learned to use the word "awesome." 

"In my day, the word "Awesome" was reserved for things like curing Polio and walking on the Moon, not for food or TV shows."

While we agree the word is probably a bit overused, this seems like a pretty nitpicky hot take. And Twitter seems to agree. 

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    The reactions ranged from blunt to almost as 'splainy as the original tweet.

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    And then there was the roasting. Neil tens to set himself up for a barrage of sass.

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    Wonder what Neil has to say about this speedy fact check.

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    Even the Merriam Webster Twitter account got in on the fun. We think that's awesome.

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