Massive. Massively.

(30 Posts)
AppleSetsSail Mon 25-Apr-16 14:38:05

The new word for big is massive, apparently. Is it just me or has its over-usage began to rankle anyone else?

StealthPolarBear Mon 25-Apr-16 14:40:04

I realise I'm turning into a massive stuck record ;) but the word very has been replaced by super, and I missed a memo.
Also why has everyone started saying "be like" instead of "says"?

Kidnapped Mon 25-Apr-16 14:42:43

I have noticed super a lot recently.

Everything is super-fun, people are super-nice, and that fella running the marathon was super-quick.

AppleSetsSail Mon 25-Apr-16 14:43:16

Yes to all.

Is there an old lady shaking her fist emoticon?

StealthPolarBear Mon 25-Apr-16 14:43:24

It be like super annoying

AppleSetsSail Mon 25-Apr-16 14:43:39

and that fella running the marathon was super-quick.

Bwah.

StealthPolarBear Mon 25-Apr-16 14:44:03

Old lady be like fuck off with your language evolution!

AppleSetsSail Mon 25-Apr-16 14:47:14

Old lady be like fuck off with your language evolution!

Massively elitist.

StealthPolarBear Mon 25-Apr-16 14:48:50

Oh I am super sorry

Kidnapped Mon 25-Apr-16 14:53:41

I see a lot on here:

"My friend bought a dog. Flash forward 2 weeks and... "

or

"My husband took up skydiving. Fast forward a year and... "

Rather than just saying "2 weeks later...." or "A year later...."

StealthPolarBear Mon 25-Apr-16 14:55:41

Oh yes fast forward. I've noticed that. Those long ops usually start "so..."

ApocalypseSlough Mon 25-Apr-16 14:56:47

Stealth
Old lady be like fuck off with your language evolution!
grin

AppleSetsSail Mon 25-Apr-16 14:57:41

That was indeed brilliant, Stealth. Today you win the internet.

StealthPolarBear Mon 25-Apr-16 15:02:05

smile

StealthPolarBear Mon 25-Apr-16 15:02:29

What a massive honour. I'd like to thank my rock.

StealthPolarBear Mon 25-Apr-16 15:03:17

" my rock" is probably a decade out of datem

AppleSetsSail Mon 25-Apr-16 15:08:03

What is this 'rock', anyway?

<old lady shaking her fist emoticon>

Kidnapped Mon 25-Apr-16 15:25:00

StealthPolarBear Mon 25-Apr-16 14:55:41
Oh yes fast forward. I've noticed that. Those long ops usually start "so..."

Yes, it is like they think they are writing a screenplay.

StealthPolarBear Mon 25-Apr-16 15:59:32

Which some of them are

KoalaDownUnder Mon 25-Apr-16 16:02:46

I'm so glad somebody else noticed 'massively'.

It is used for EVERYTHING on mumsnet.

Just that, really. grin

absolutelynotfabulous Mon 25-Apr-16 16:09:39

On the point of "massive" does it have another meaning in a medical context?

My father died of a heart attack, suddenly. When asked, my mother would say "oh, he had a MASSIVE heart attack. Why massive? Why not just....a heart attack, or a fatal heart attack?

Anyone else come across this?

It could be a Welsh thing..

AppleSetsSail Mon 25-Apr-16 16:24:36

I think 'massive heart attack' is one of the few proper uses of the word. Sorry absolutely

I have found that people who abuse 'massive' tend to be the ones who think 'literally' is meant to be used for emphasis.

SuburbanRhonda Mon 25-Apr-16 16:30:09

He was probably "rushed" into hospital as well, absolutely, rather than just taken.

AppleSetsSail Mon 25-Apr-16 18:02:56

Next up: is anyone interested in reclaiming the word 'organic'?

SuburbanRhonda Mon 25-Apr-16 19:40:09

Or the use of the phrase "Next up", when "Next" will do grin

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