Friday, February 12, 2016

Magnifical vs. Cool Beans

Want to express appropriate awe without resorting to "Sick!" or "Nasty" (both formerly primarily negative terms whose definitions have undergone a most peculiar process of amelioration)?

Ditch the "cool beans" and try "magnifical" on the tongue for taste!

A variation of magnific, this word is a delightfully archaic adjective best employed when one wishes to say that something is "magnificent" or "imposing." It can also be used to imply a sense of grandiose pomposity.

Try inserting magnifical into random conversations without seeming, well, a trifle magnifical!

Have you seen the new Star Wars movie?

Yeah. Magnifical, man! 

Ugh . . . maybe I should start with a more visual approach:

Flying over Fargo between two cloud layers? Magnifical. 

1 comment:

  1. I am going to use that word. I don't know when and I don't know how but I am going to use it.