“Awesome” It sounds like a word that would or could have been popularized by Charlie Sheen. However, after cursory research, we have found no evidence that he said this, and certainly not on a consistent basis. It was, however, often said by the character Barney Stinson, played by Neil Patrick Harris, of How I Met Your Mother, and which is shown in the “Awesome facts about the word ‘awesome’” infographic.
The infographic seems to be focused on the use of the word in various technologies. It mentions the
- Number of YouTube videos that are self-described as being awesome and which is apparently 2 million videos. However, when we did a search, we found a total of 28.6 million results.
- Number of websites that include the word. Strangely enough, though, when we attempted to go to awesome.com we received the error message that “The URL you specified is not hosted on this server”.
- Country that googles the word the most (and which is Australia). We have just now googled the word and found that the first result is of the page at dictionary.reference.com.
- Etymology and synonyms for the word. We were disappointed that our favorite word, “wonderful” was not included.
The infographic does mention the number of books that include the word (and which is slightly more than one million. However, it would have been nice to know the appearance of the word in other traditional venues such as magazine article titles, newspaper headlines, or film titles. A search through Imdb does reveal 200 films and television shows.
Likes: The people who popularized the word is a section that we found especially intriguing.
Dislikes: This type of infographic is always too brief.
Infographic by standoutessay.com