Monday, February 22, 2010


This is the perfect word to hope and desire for an event of celebration that is going to commence.
And I was so proud of Mr X until 05/02/2010, whom I thought had coined this word. My respect grew for this guy after he coined it. It made absolute sense to coin this word for a party, dinner, sporting event, or for that matter even sleep. And it also drew me to a conclusion that reading new words and developing your vocabulary actually increases your command over a language by allowing you describe something with a word of such a simple stature :"LEGENDARY".

And on the above mentioned date, I realized a bigger fact. Watching a movie or a series in English is what is a more factual reason of great terms getting coined rather than improving vocab by learning new words.

A quote from HIMYM :
Barney: [at a party] Do you ever go behind the rope and touch it?
Employee at Liberty Bell Site: Only all the time.
Barney: Do you ever like, stick your head inside it?
Employee: Yeah.
Barney: Have you ever licked it?
Employee: Nope...I have never licked it.
Barney: I bet nobody in history has ever licked the Liberty Bell. If someone were to pull that off, I daresay it would be - what's the word? LEGENDARY.

PS: Guys who do not understand this post, please wait for the comment from Mr X.


Arun Raghavendar said...

Mr. X has been using LEGENDARY very frequently. LEGENDARY cook, LEGENDARY Koramangala, LEGENDARY Haze, LEGENDARY this, LEGENDARY that..

Even I believed Mr. X first.. :)

DK said...

@Arun Raag,
Which is really good except for the fact that we two thought it to be original :).
Even if its not, it adds a lot of passion to what is being said about and that is nice.

Vijay said...

You guys thought it was his GRE prep which taught him the word? lol..

Srihari said...

recently LEGENDARY has been the talked about prefix among our friends. Hoping that our fellow get back something LEGENDARY from US.

damodarakkannan a said...

Yeah Mr. X uses it very often that it has lost its meaning. for him, even if he has to do WFH, it is "legendary". also he uses awesome more. you can write another blog on that.
these days i also use many times, inspiration : HIMYM :P

santosh said...


Did i ever advertise myself that i used this word from my vocabulary?

Neengale assume pannikitta naana porupu?? :)

Dai Dams Dog,
You only will use "awesome" for each and everything. Summa oru forum kedachude nu adichu vidarathu..

DK said...

>>Did i ever advertise myself that >>i used this word from my >>vocabulary?
The point is you did'nt tell us you took it from HIMYM either :).