I was watching this video, at around 2:45 the following sentence popped up on the screen:

*sound effect added for awesome.

Is "for awesome" correct here?

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    No - it's just a colloquial shorthand for 'to make it seem awesome'. Commented Oct 11, 2021 at 13:01

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This is a colloquial (and internet-idiomatic) way of speaking or writing.

sound effect added for effect.

Is a very common expression. They have swapped out effect for awesome because it's fun. The effect they are going for is to make it more awesome.

Similarly I might say

with extra bbq sauce for tasty-noms.

with extra Seth Rogan for LOLs.

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    As an aside... The OP expression is especially fun as it's kinda circular. > sound effect added for awesome. > the word awesome added for effect. Commented Oct 11, 2021 at 13:18
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    A similar idiomatic slang construction is "because [noun]"; for instance there is a youtube channel called "Because Science." Commented Oct 11, 2021 at 13:41

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