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Best. Post. Ever.

I’m really interested in the proliferation of this grammatical structure + intonation pattern. Where did it come from? Forms I’ve seen:

  • Best. [noun]. Ever.
  • Worst. [noun]. Ever.
  • [Any superlative]. [noun]. Ever. (e.g., Stupidest. Excuse. Ever.)

It’s been turning up in writing lately in addition to speech. The source that springs to mind is the Comic Book Guy on the Simpsons, but as a participating member of the popular culture he might just be reflecting what the writers have heard.

You can’t look it up on Urban Dictionary, because it’s not a lexical item, and we do know what it means.  No, wait, you CAN!

Not very illuminating, though.

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