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Not everything is 'amazing'

Madam – When I was young I was amazed by the stars at night and also by the construction of a wren's nest.

Nowadays, everything is "amazing". The word is used or overused to describe everything. Listen to people talking on a bus or on the radio or TV. They had an amazing meal last night. Then they saw an amazing film with some amazing actor.

Where have all our other wonderful adjectives gone?

Brilliant, fantastic, tremendous and many more have been put on the subs' bench while "amazing" is playing in every position on the team.

Let's get "amazing" off for a while and give the others a run.

Pat Burke Walsh,

Ballymoney, Co Wexford

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