Can you ever just be ‘whelmed’? | The Tylt

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“10 Things I Hate About You” premiered on this day in 1999, forever solidifying Heath Ledger into our hearts and Shakespeare into high school romantic comedies (“See how Shakespeare can be fun, guys?” said your English teacher, trying to be cool). While lighthearted to its core (um, Heath Ledger sings, you guys), the movie put forth a question that still haunts audiences to this day: if someone can be “overwhelmed” as well as “underwhelmed,” can one ever just be “whelmed”? Can they?

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This world-shattering question was put forth by the character Bianca (Larisa Oleynik), who, despite being your typical annoying younger sister, is unexpectedly deep. Her asking whether “whelmed” is a thing isn’t such a ridiculous question, when you actually stop to think about it.

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“Over” and “under” are descriptive of something, right? So they’re describing the state of being “whelmed,” right? Rules of English and common sense, people! Being “whelmed” is totally a thing, you guys! Deal with it!

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The first rule of English is that there are no rules of English. That being said, just because the words “over” and “under” are attached to something—“whelmed”—does not mean “whelmed” is a standalone word. Not even if you try really, really hard to make it a thing. 

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Besides, back to the subject of Bianca, can we all take a step back and realize she’s awful? Why in God’s name would we take anything she said seriously? Leave her and her awful hairstyles to the nineties, please, thank you. 

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