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Kal Spiro writes...

Ok, this isn't about Gargoyles, though I loved the show. This is about Young Justice. I tried finding another way to contact you, but ultimately this will have to do. The point of this question is about Robin's preocupation with the word Whelm. My question is, has anyone actually looked into this word? I did, and as such have the answer that he so desperately grasps for. The reason no one is ever simply Whelmed is because Overwhelm and Whelm have the same meaning. To cover over completely as with water, to overpower. Whelm simply fell into disuse because overwhelm sounds better. Therefore his desire to simply stay whelmed actually accomplishes nothing.

Personally I'd like to see someone explain it to him at a properly dramatic moment, just to make his life that much harder just then.

Greg responds...

I think he probably looked it up within a few days of his first use of it. Didn't change his approach.

Response recorded on May 18, 2012