10 Seinfeld Moments That Haven’t Aged Well
In my early years, I was never fond of the word ‘stupendous’. It has always been one of those words that conjures up an image of the sort of thing a teacher would use to make you enjoy a boring list. It's the sort of word that makes you think that the writer is trying to sound impressive, but is also a bit patronising, and maybe even a bit racist. When I was very young, I did not like being patronised or thought of as racist. I liked to be told I was brilliant, though. So I found myself constantly rejecting the word ‘stupendous’. My mother told me that I was a smart kid, that she could tell that I had a good brain, that I would grow up to be a great person. I told her that she was right, and that I also really was going to enjoy this list of interesting facts.