Words Mean Things, part one: Aww vs. Awe

Okay, world (read: Facebook users):

Let’s clear something up, because I can’t take it anymore and it’s RUINING the cute puppies and kittens for me!

This is “aww“: Image

Aww” is not a word. It is the sound you make when something is too adorable for any intelligent words to find their way out of your mouth. Cute babies of all species, mostly.

And this is “awe“:

Image

Awe” is a word that describes the feeling you have when you look upon something that is AWEsome, or leaves you AWEstruck. This picture of the Northern Lights in Canada, for example.

Let’s practice.

Cute puppy?

Image

Aww 

Sistine Chapel?

Image

Awe

Final Exam: 

Image

Aww,” Awe

Now, go forth and re-post. 🙂

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3 thoughts on “Words Mean Things, part one: Aww vs. Awe

    1. I was going to post on FB. Now I can’t use it. I’ll come back and see if it’s fixed. How about “Aww” is an interjection, not an emotion?

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