The kid's vocabulary shouldn't surprise me, but it does. While she was playing a video game she told me: "The monster book keeps obliterating us!"
It seems her father didn't use that descriptive word first. It seems that the little sponge is actually learning all the words she reads. I just didn't expect them to appear in our day-to-day interactions all the time.
Why use "beating" or "destroying" when you can use "obliterate".