I am declaring war on the word awesome. I shall smite it, trample it, and stamp it out at all costs. Of course, if this word were ever truly extinguished it would cut the average American's vocabulary by half. Another result would be an alarming drop in comments on Facebook. So, what might people say instead? Perhaps alarming, astonishing, awe-inspiring, beautiful, breathtaking, daunting, exalted, or formidable. How about grand, glorious, impressive, imposing, magnificent, majestic, mind-blowing or moving? No? Okay, then try striking, stunning, stupefying, wonderful, wondrous, cool, groovy, fabulous, fantastic, far out. Anything but awesome.