Do you even know what the word epic means??
noting or pertaining to a long poetic composition, usually centered upon a hero, in which a series of great achievements or events is narrated in elevated style:Homer's Iliad is an epic poem.
So the use of the word epic should always pertain or resemble this type of literature. So, if you are a damsel in distress and a prince slays a dragon and comes to get you, then you write a blog on the whole thing, then you are allowed to use the word epic to describe said story.
If you ate a pretty big breakfast, they you are not allowed to call it epic. Period.
Heres what our Urban Dictionary folks say about it:
So even the folks over there the word is totally obnoxious. Your haircut cannot be epic. Maybe if a hero swooped in and gave you that much desired haircut and then you write a poem - you know what? No. Don't even use it in that circumstance.
Okay so I will agree that epic can be used to describe a movie. Although not a movie such as Land of the Lost or Love Affair or any of the Saw movies. Beowulf is obviously an epic movie as is Lord of the Rings.
Now I am sure that 90% of my Loyal Readers use the word "epic" daily. And I certainly don't want anyone to stop cold turkey - god how that never works.... And I have to admit I, myself, have called things epic fails. I think what really bothers me about the word is it's sudden prevalence in everyone's vernacular. I know it is just a fad word like, um, well, probably fail, and I am sure that it will fade away like other fad words. I'm just hoping that is sooner than later.