Sara Jerde:

As the two shook hands on stage, the microphone picked up Pence telling Trump, “You’re amazing.”


amazing (adj.) early 15c., “stupefactive;” 1590s, “dreadful;” present participle adjective from amaze. Sense of “wonderful” is recorded from 1704. Related: Amazingly.

amaze (v.) early 13c., amasian “stupefy, make crazy,” from a-, probably used here as an intensive prefix, + -masian, related to maze (q.v.). Sense of “overwhelm with wonder” is from 1580s.


june 25, 2017

Matt Yglesias: “Trump has taught Republicans that even unsubtle, clearly false lies can be sound political strategy.”