When did the definition of "super" change to include the meaning of "extraordinarily or particularly" as in "that was super fun" or "that was super interesting"? Does anyone know?
I am used to "super" in other contexts, but this one is beginning to drive me just a little potty as it seems to be cropping up more and more - and I have to admit that I don't really like it. What is wrong with "very" in those sentences, or is "super" so much more than "very" or does "really" not even hit the mark? It feels as if it might be a transatlantic import, as I have read it more often on US blogs, but I am interested to know where the usage has originated - I love language!
I was intrigued to learn a new word today on Frugal in Norfolk's blog: "chavel" - it was clear from the sentence that it means chopping or mashing something up, but I had to go and find out more about where that had come from - what a lovely word! I think I might have to start using that - thanks :)
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