Mar 22, 2016

Word Usage

Have you noticed that these days, writing that you were shocked is not enough? You write, "I was beyond shocked."

"Beyond thrilled."

"Beyond disappointed."

I can't help but think, really? What is "beyond shocked" and "beyond thrilled" and "beyond disappointed" like, as opposed to just plain shocked, thrilled, and disappointed?

Have you noticed the new adjective used in the frum world? It appears in articles regularly.  I can't say I have heard it in conversation.


She has solid hashkafos.
He's a solid learner.
They're a solid family.
They have a solid marriage
He is a solid ben Torah
That yeshiva has solid bachurim.
He has a solid chance at ...

I am told this is a term bachurim have been using for years.

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