Sometimes people pay heroic levels of attention to the words they hear. We call these people wordpunchers.
Comedian Louis C.K. thinks we should be more careful with the word “amazing.”
“It was amazing? Really? You were amazed? You were amazed by a basket of chicken wings? Really? Amazing. What are you gonna do with the rest of your life now? What if something really happens to you? What if Jesus comes down to you from the sky and makes love to you all night long and leaves the new living lord in your belly? What are you gonna call that? You used ‘amazing’ on a basket of chicken wings! You’ve limited yourself, verbally, to a shit life!”