I volunteered for this mission...
Whatever was I thinking?
This planet is quite scarey...
its civilization sinking!
I was tasked to learn and study
The language here is based on
age and local permutations.
The words they choose don't coincide
with the thoughts meant to convey...
More oft than not, their ideas
come out warped by what they say!
Each place and age's lingo
differs with distinction...
and as each does develop,
existing rules fall to extinction!
Their lexicon and grammar,
their syntax and intent...
transform, mutate, and wander
to a student's great torment...
And as technology advances,
language skills seem to decline,
as their dictionaries fail to
evolve what they define.
Yes, whatever was I thinking
when I volunteered to go?
The communication of the earthling
is more confusing than Van Gogh!
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