NOTE: UNDER CONSTRUCTION-excuse the mess!
Mainstream pundits love being clever
and they like
Bright and clever and transparent is trending,
yet gone tomorrow,
with the attention span of a tweet
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
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.
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?