Here’s a fun little facebook post I did about the word which is used by almost all the kids using the internet. Like so many words, it has become slang to them, as in “that was an epic fail”, or “his fight with Valdemort was sooo epic“.
If the ‘youngers’ can create slang, so can I !
Epic is a BIG word!
In internet slang, “epic” means “extremely awesome”.
In everyday English usage, epic means “beyond the ordinary in size, extent, and scope”.
Epic can also mean “heroic; majestic; and impressively great.
An epic poem (or story?) pertains to a long composition, usually centered upon a hero,in which a series of achievements or events is narrated in an elevated style; the Iliad, for example.
To me, epic also implies a depth and a richness of truth surpassing even the most extremely awesome of events and objects observed in the natural universe. I, then, am led to coin the phrase Ultra-Super-Epic, descriptive of the One Being, the Supreme Entity, the Only One Worthy of That Title.
He is the great I Am. He is the Lord God Almighty!
Only He and His actions are Ultra-Super-Epic !
He is extremely awesome, and so much more! He is way beyond the ordinary in size and scope! He, is beyond heroic in His deeds! He is far beyond “majestic and impressively great”!
The depth and richness of His love and compassion defy description. The good news is that His Story can be read by anyone, and should be; for, His Word alone is THE Epic Love Story; THE Super-Epic Historical Romance; and THE Ultra-Super-Epic Poem of all time.
Epic! Yes He is, and far, far, beyond.