When did people start getting excited “for” things?

When did people start getting excited “for” things instead of “about” things? When did the object become the subject? Why do I have to be excited on behalf of the thing I’m doing? Huh? HUH? I’mthe one who’s excited. Not the talk on digital journalism I’m going to or the reformation of the Stone Roses or, fer chrissakes, Tintin.

Yeah, like, I’m excited for Tintin. He really deserves to be in 3D and made into a film written by Stephen Moffat and directed by Peter Jackson and Spielberg. I’m excited for Tintin. You fictional character, you.

Just stop it.

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