User hover cards allow you to show off your awesome to other users in our network.

(from here.)

A noun ("reputation"?) should come after "awesome".

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    $\begingroup$ The "awesome" of the person is the noun. Like one's flair or style or gravitas, some people have awesome. People like playing with language on the internet. $\endgroup$ – anon Sep 8 '11 at 22:44
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    $\begingroup$ See also this meta.SO post. $\endgroup$ – Hendrik Vogt Sep 9 '11 at 9:55
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    $\begingroup$ As an ESL teacher, I'm used to words being stretched, but this was too much of a stretch. As someone remarked elsewhere, this went against the professionalism that this suite of sites is meant to convey. (-We're talking about the site framework material - whismy in comments (definitely), answers (somewhat), and even questions (a little bit) is another thing.) $\endgroup$ – Mike Jones Sep 9 '11 at 20:32

This is a bit of a joke moreso than an actual typographical error. It's using "awesome" as a noun, technically meaning "awesomeness" but cut short, well, I guess that's supposed to be "awesome".

A revised (and more in-depth) description is currently present on Meta Stack Overflow's privilege page and will be rolled out to other sites, including this one, eventually.

  • $\begingroup$ Huh, I see the   trick's now documented... $\endgroup$ – J. M. is a poor mathematician Sep 9 '11 at 14:30
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks. I've up-voted and accepted your answer. $\endgroup$ – Mike Jones Sep 9 '11 at 20:27
  • $\begingroup$ @Mike Heh, I was going to mark it as status-completed once the change was passed over but I guess that's already been tagged. It doesn't look like the actual change has been pushed to this site but I assume it's right on its way. $\endgroup$ – Grace Note Sep 9 '11 at 20:38

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