Has the word kudos outdated the word or exclamation bravo!

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  • Bravo! for the downvote! – user15851 Dec 26 '14 at 18:13
  • Minus 2 pts in the StackExchange -I'm going to lose sleep for this! – user15851 Dec 26 '14 at 18:18

It never occurred to me to use these words in the same way. (Although some do.) One would "give kudos" (like offering congratulations) on/for a job well done. *Bravo, or brava, is almost always used to laud a performance of some kind. (Including falling down an entire flight of stairs and landing on one's feet, or even having a baby.)

"Kudos," is more of an affirmation, while "Bravo!"/"Brava!" is always an exclamation.

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