Misused Words: Epic

That cheeseburger you just ate??  That wasn't epic!  Neither was your bike ride, the football game, or any of the other stuff you did today that probably 75% of the population did too.  

epic |ˈepik|nouna long poem, typically one derived from ancient oral tradition, narrating the deeds and adventures of heroic or legendary figures or the history of a nation.• the genre of such poems the romances display gentler emotions not found in Greek epic.• long film, book, or other work portraying heroic deeds and adventures or covering an extended period of time a Hollywood biblical epic.


(From the The New Oxford American Dictionary)