The only global recognized and universally known mark of excellence is The Montgomery Burns Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Excellence(external link). This award built on a legacy of recognition of outstandingly nefarious behaviour as signalled by the well-known idiom?
  • __excellent, Smithers!

The trollish word excellent has only this meaning.

Any other use of this word inevitably signals mediocrity and/or government involvement (no comment on the correlation). For example:
  • Ontario Centre of Excellence?

Trolls using the word in the context of praising an institution of this sort are being sarcastic?.

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