English Language & Usage Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for linguists, etymologists, and serious English language enthusiasts. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I've found "awesome thanks" in a forum reply. I wonder if there is difference between these two expressions?

  • awesome thanks
  • thanks very much
share|improve this question

closed as general reference by Mehper C. Palavuzlar, Robusto, Marthaª, Robert Cartaino Dec 29 '11 at 23:25

This question is too basic; it can be definitively and permanently answered by a single link to a standard internet reference source designed specifically to find that type of information.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

up vote 4 down vote accepted

It looks as if the person who wrote this reply hasn't used punctuation at all. The reply would look correct like this:

Awesome! Thanks!

The words awesome and thanks used together as a phrase don't make sense.

share|improve this answer
I suppose you could say 'Awesome thanks' to mean that your thanks were of an unusually abundant kind. – Barrie England Dec 26 '11 at 17:33
@BarrieEngland: It crossed my mind too, but I've never heard of these two words combined together. I believe the most likely explanation for the appearance of this post is the poster's negligence in terms of punctuation. – Irene Dec 26 '11 at 17:47
Yes, could be. Who knows? – Barrie England Dec 26 '11 at 18:32

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.