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In Other Words: Amazeballs

It sounds a little filthy, but this cheerful exclamation is just another word for awesome. The origin of amazeballs has been attributed to bitchy celeb blogger Perez Hilton who encouraged Twitter users to retweet it to make it a trending topic way back in 2009.

Tim Burgess and his Amazeballs
But the word (sometimes spelt amazballs) really jumped the shark in February 2012 when Tim Burgess of Brit indie band The Charlatans tweeted that he thought totes amazeballs would make a good breakfast cereal. Kellogg’s’ surreally took him at his word, producing a concoction of shortbread, raisins, marshmallows and chocolate-flavoured drops in a pack featuring a cartoon version of the singer. The sugared-up cereal should come with a pair of dentures in every box, though Burgess reckons it’s true to the word’s inspiration because it “sounded to me like something Willy Wonka would come up with.”

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  1. Woah that looks like my dentist in Memphis,Tn would have to deal with that if you happen to suffer from a tooth decay or cavity because of amazeball but honestly, I think I will also try eating that it looks tasty.

  2. Actually my dentist tyler texas told me that if you choose to be healthy a wheat-filled cereal with a fresh milk will not only strengthen your teeth but it'll also help you be healthy physically. So yeah, it's also good to eat cereals in the morning but he said that as much as possible eat a lot during breakfast cause that's where your body will get its energy through out the day.

  3. I can't remember the last time I ate those amazeballs but i do remember that it did not cost me a toothache. Thanks to my cosmetic dentist perth because of a 100% great dental service that I don't have to worry about toothaches now.

  4. I actually asked my son's cosmetic dentist boca raton about cereals cause it seems like a lot of these kind of foods are appearing as of the moment, is it healthy to feed my child with food like this and he said yes, it is as long as I'm checking the nutritional content of it and he even suggested that I could combine some fruits on it so that his body could absorb the nutrients of the fruits. Make some innovation and be creative in serving something for your child he added.

  5. Thanks for your comments, cosmetic dentists of the US and Perth. As much as I've enjoyed hearing about your services and the "100% great dental service" you offer I think these comments aren't relevant to the post so I'm cutting you off.

    It's a decision I'll probably regret when I need a root canal but for the moment I'm going to moderate out any more comments that argue about the importance of breakfast cereals as part of a balanced dental management plan.