Cuz I've heard it plenty of times, just wanted to know where it came from, and if it was originally used sarcastically, as it is today.
Actually, it was originally used by the poet Alexander Pope. It was used to denote the emotion and intensity of what he was feeling as he wrote (ie: The screams of the afflicted as I beheld those the plague had struck down, the Horror!)
He wanted the reader to have a feeling for what he felt when he wrote it. It wasn't meant to be sarcastic, but nowadays nobody admits to be scared anymore (too much exposure to tv & movies)
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