The existential null....
I am just going to come right out and say this: I think the word "existential" is bull s--t.
I don't know what "existential" means. I've looked up the definition numerous times and I still don't know what it means. I have asked people - SMART people - to use it in a sentence, but even if they are able to (they usually aren't), I remain at a loss.
Call it irrational contempt, disdain, or what have you, but I don't think "existential" is a word that needs to exist. Let's investigate.