You know what I mean. The word "epic" has been overused for quite some time now.
(colloquial) Extending beyond the usual or ordinary; extraordinary, momentous, great.
The after-prom party was epic.
heroic; majestic; impressively great: the epic events of the war.
Is it fair to say that the word's meaning is being very much stretched in the first example, and in the way you would commonly hear it lately? (That pizza was epic!, I had an epic hangover.)
I would love to tell people as a matter of fact that the word doesn't mean what they think it means due to my personal annoyance with its overuse, but I don't know if I have a leg to stand on.
Has this usage always been technically correct? How about appropriate? If I am mistaken, I will forever hold my peace.