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I Prefer Puppy Kisses

cute little pups

NOTE: UNDER CONSTRUCTION-excuse the mess!

 

 

Mainstream pundits love being clever

and they like

the word

bright.

Bright and clever and transparent is trending,

gone viral,

yet gone tomorrow,

popular disappears

with the attention span of a tweet

or

a disadvantaged cause left to wither.

The worst curse you can have is to be boring

when everyone is glitzy, a movie star, a newsflash.

The 50’s craze is over,

gone with milkshakes and job security.

Now you hear them say

tons

every day,

very often

like…

very…

often,

like

the word like,

the word you are not supposed to use

in eighth grade English class

is all over in print.

 

I prefer puppy kisses.

 

chey's bday card 2015

 

Journal prompt: write about language trends. Have you noticed how the word “tons” has been appearing in mainstream language? Do you think an English teacher would approve? What are your thoughts on language trends?

Why do you think the word “transparent” is so popular? Do you find an irony in the word in this day and age?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Author:

I'm a writer, artist, and spiritual intuitive. Illustrated journals are my passion and I've been journaling since childhood. I believe in the power of sharing stories together. Working on a memoir.

5 thoughts on “I Prefer Puppy Kisses

  1. I love your humor and intelligent observation. I want to add from the un-trendy side that continuous use of words not allowed in eighth grade English makes for boring reading and hearing. Puppy kisses sound cuddly. ❤

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