How superlative can you get?
Are you still using shopworn terms like awesome, amazing, and great to express your excitement over special things, to excite others about them? Or are you igniting interest with fresher, more forceful language---say,supernal, larky, epochal, trill, transformative, soul-juddering, mind-flummoxing?
To help writers (including this one) rise above weary terms of praise and acclaim, I compiled some 6,000 fresh superlatives for a book published in June 2011 by the refulgent Viva Editions of Berkeley, CA.
The title is Better than Great: A Plenitudinous Compendium of Wallopingly Fresh Superlatives.
In addition to selected, intensified, and creative new terms in 15 categories, Better Than Great delivers the complete skinny on expressive praise and acclaim.
The venerable London publisher Souvenir Press published a UK edition in July 2012. AudioGo has issued a boxed CD audio set.
To critics, journalists, bloggers, copywriters, and others wishing to rise above stock expression, I say, "Don't praise anything without it."
Find out more and get your "Superlatives of the Week" at www.freshsuperlatives.com.
Hottest book in New York, according to Sondra Plotnik-Sherry of Queens.