Neil deGrasse Tyson is generally loved by people, but not on Friday the 13th. Twitter let him have it after he complained about the use of the word & # 39; awesome. & # 39; ( Monica Schipper | Getty Images for SiriusXM )
Like the famous Dark Knight phrase, "Either you die like a hero or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain." On April 13, Neil deGrasse Tyson did this with a tweet. In the tweet, Tyson lamented the use of the word "incredible" by the young people of today.
Nobody on Twitter kindly took this and left it.
& # 39; Awesome & # 39;
In the original tweet Tyson denounced the use of the word awesome. He said that people did not use it for trivial things like food or television programs, instead, he said that people used the word incredible for those who walked on the moon or cured polio. Once he uttered those words, Twitter went crazy.
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One of the most surprising responses to Tyson's little diatribe was the Twitter account of Merriam-Webster. Instead of a diatribe that explains how the use of the word awesome has evolved over the years, the account has just responded with a single word: "Neil". The account seemed to be urging him to reassure himself about it.
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There was also the usual insult. After he made his complaint, some people took Twitter to call Tyson a "nerd". The insult mocks the nature of your complaint and does not seem to be an insult. Another user came to call Tyson "mansplainer" for telling people how to use the word awesome.
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Then came the memes. To make fun of Tyson, one person used the mocking Sponge Bob meme that described how others listened to Tyson complain. A second meme compared Tyson to Grandpa Simpson with the newspaper's famous headline, "Old Man Yells At Cloud." Suggesting that Tyson is showing his age by complaining about how things have changed instead of accepting them.
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It's not the first time
This is the third time In the last three years that Tyson took to Twitter to express his frustration at the awesome use of the word. His first two mentions of the word "awesome" were also complaints about how it is being launched. This happened twice in 2015, and users on Twitter quickly pointed out that they had previously complained.
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Other users on Twitter also took time to point out that Tyson was guilty of the same thing he was complaining about. In one case, Tyson said that a table tennis match between two octopuses would be incredible. In the second instance, Tyson used the word awesome to describe the objective of the asteroid fragments in the movie Armageddon .
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Tyson is usually on the side of good. He refutes the theory of flat land and goes against budget cuts to science education made by the government.
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