Let’s talk about the word “copious”. It has a general meaning (“abundant”), but it seems to only be used in very specific situations. I say “copious”, you say:
Right? People take copious notes. We could use copious in many ways, but in general, we use it in describing the someone’s proficiency in note-taking. Where am I going with this?
Well, the word “proper” has been pegged in much the same way among Hot Wheels nerds. At least JDM Hot Wheels nerds. I say “proper”, you say:
Right. Hot Wheels needs a proper Nissan S15 Silvia. It’s been said a billion times. I’ve heard it a billion times. I’ve said it many of those times. And there is a second part of that phrase.
Speak with me, as you’ve said it before:
“Hot Wheels needs a proper S15, the current one sucks. And while they’re at it, they need to do a kouki.”
You’ve said it, right? Well, retrain your tongue, because you don’t need to say it anymore:
That’s a proper S15. Behind, waiting for its full debut, is the S14a, or kouki. And yeah, it’s proper too. And word is there are big plans for these.
Let’s think through the next “proper” we need. As we do, I promise to take copious notes.