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Who first spotted the overuse of the word 'super'?

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StealthPolarBear Sat 06-Feb-16 17:56:02

I read it on a thread a few weeks ago and didn't really understand what the poster meant. Now it's on every thread.
Super happy
super fun
super easy
Is this a new thing?

StealthPolarBear Sat 06-Feb-16 18:06:38

This thread is super bumped

usual Sat 06-Feb-16 18:07:47

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

iklboo Sat 06-Feb-16 18:17:38

'Super yummy' makes me want to peel my own feet & dance in lemon juice.

Theimpossiblegirl Sat 06-Feb-16 18:30:02

I called someone's baby super cute on the make-up thread so it's probably my fault. But she was cuter than average with her HD brows.

StealthPolarBear Sat 06-Feb-16 18:34:53

Ah so it's all your fault? grin so out of curiosity when did you start saying super rather than another word such as very, extremely or highly?

StealthPolarBear Sat 06-Feb-16 18:35:52

Glossing over the baby with the hd brows

Jumblesalesandra Sat 06-Feb-16 18:55:34

I believe super will soon be superseded by the word uber. Über cool. Uber fun. Uber tasty.

Theimpossiblegirl Sat 06-Feb-16 21:22:40

Bugger, I have also been known to use uber. This is not a new thing. I get quite enthusiastic about things. Sometimes usually it is when I have had wine or gin. I don't want to shoulder the blame for the whole super/uber trend on my own though...

ceeveebee Sat 06-Feb-16 21:28:45

I called Next customer services the other day. Their recorded message informed me that they were "super busy" and would answer my call as soon as they could...bleurgh!

TondelayaDellaVentamiglia Sat 06-Feb-16 21:32:19

I have been saying "super" for ages, but I have a Resting Sarcasm Tone like a vocal Resting Bitch Face, so no one ever believes me


7Days Sat 06-Feb-16 21:34:04

It's from pinterest I think. Super cute- super fun - super healthy, they are all super pinworthy

2tired2bewitty Sat 06-Feb-16 21:48:25

Everything on the last series of Australian Masterchef was "super tasty" or "super delicious", it was super dooper annoying by the end of the show.

SwedishEdith Wed 10-Feb-16 23:31:27

I think super is more recent than uber.

On a similar note, all good-looking women are now "stunning".

Theimpossiblegirl Thu 11-Feb-16 08:53:17

In my teenage years (90s) people were either stunning or minging. Most effective if said in a Welsh accent. Lush was also used to describe pretty much anything (apart from actual greenery).

FlysInDreams Thu 11-Feb-16 09:43:31

I thought everything was described as "stylish" these days.

StealthPolarBear Thu 25-Feb-16 18:51:20

Did anyone listen to the radio 2 confession
she super rolled her eyes because she was super sulky.
Surely these people didn't speak this way two years ago? What changed?

StealthPolarBear Thu 25-Feb-16 19:15:38


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