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A WORD IN THE HAND: AWESOME

It’d be awesome if ‘awesome’ was reserved for the truly awesome, like this poet

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

Deputy features editor: Sunday Times

About two-thirds of the way through his televised interview with Amanda Gorman on Wednesday night, CNN anchorman Anderson Cooper ran out of words. 

He opened his mouth soundlessly once or twice, managed to emit a few helpless squeaks, then threw his hands in the air and said: “You’re awesome!”

Anderson Cooper sounds like the name of an auditing firm, but he is one of the sanest, sleekest and slickest broadcast journalists in the world. He has faced down some of the world’s most powerful megalomaniacs and bested more than a few raving lunatics. ..

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