Blarm! – Show #57
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5 Responses to “Blarm! – Show #57”
  1. Sneaker Peet says:

    Shot gun! That one was awesome!
    Any photos ready of that recording basement?

  2. Anthony says:

    Dana! How the heck are ya? Long time no say hello! Well, just revisted some of your casts and they are as good as ever! You are so funny. Anyway, we just did our own little cast (yeah, since the last one you visited on), and you are fondly remembered. I thought I would let you know. Anyway, hope all is well and hope we can chat again on the Skype. Take care


  3. Anthony says:

    Incidentally, the word “awful” and “awesome” is opposite what you suggest. The root word “awe” means “dread”. Sometimes it means “fear” or “frighten off”. So a word like “awful” means full of dread, rather than something like wonder. When we are in awe of something, there is a tendency to use it as a moment to behold, one that froze us in the moment. But the implication is that we are in fear of what we have beheld versus in being in favor.

    This is from my Oxford Etymology Dictionary (my favorite book, everyone should read it). On the other hand, the word has evolved to be used more in terms of wonder and inspiration and so something that is awesome does refer to “cool” and the like, a slang term nontheless. So in this regard, yes, awesome and aweful are, in their current usage, have opposite meanings despite their origins.

    Thanks 🙂


  4. wankergirl says:

    Anthony….stop being smart 🙂

  5. Zebulon says:

    At the risk further displeasure from our hostess, we can probe back much further. ‘Awe’ comes to English from the Old Norse ‘agi’, meaning ‘fright, terror’.

    But just as we imagine the Vikings inflicting shock and awe upon the terrified inhabitants of Britain in the late 800 ADs, etymologists appear as if from nowhere to trace ‘awe’ back further, to before the Vikings, before the Romans, back to a hypothetical ancient Germanic tribal word, ‘agis’, meaning ‘fear’.

    We are before Christianity now, but there is still a long way to go. The German word originally came from the Proto-Indo-European root in Anatolia (where Turkey is now) in about 7,000 BC. Before that, all traces are lost.

    By the way, the other week I saw a TV programme about re-visiting the Titanic. The presenter, Tony Robinson from the Time Team, strolled down a sunlit St Johns street, lined by wooden clapperboard houses, saying that the dive vessel would set off from there. Then we were off on the ship and saw no more of St Johns – but what we did see was very pretty.

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