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Have we done this one already? 'Excited for...'

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YokoUhOh Wed 15-May-13 21:02:57

When did 'excited about' get replaced by 'excited for'? It drives me insane. People on Facebook are always 'excited for' something or other. Is it used in US English, or is it one of those 'worldwide English' phrases like 'for sure'?

<ushers fun out of the back door>

jkklpu Wed 15-May-13 23:09:34

This one has passed me by. I'd use "excited for" a person to mean on that person's behalf, never instead of "excited about" or, indeed, "excited over".

YokoUhOh Thu 16-May-13 07:15:29

Exactly! But now people say, 'I'm excited for Tuesday' as if Tuesday's a person, not an upcoming event.

SconeRhymesWithGone Thu 16-May-13 16:36:57

"Excited about" is definitely preferred usage in the US.

miffybun73 Thu 20-Jun-13 21:58:46

Drives me crazy too. I've heard it a few times recently. Just awful.

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