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Language of Today

Updated on December 13, 2011
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Language of Today

By Tony DeLorger © 2011


Am I a relic of long lost time,

my words outmoded but ring sublime.

Could I be a rejection of outdated rules,

the splendour of language but without the rules.


I see the remnants of language strung,

in abstract lines so brisk and smug.

the visions of the modern poet,

may escape my mind and I just don’t know it.


Precious language to some degree,

has been bastardised with verve and glee.

I cannot forsake my language pure,

to ascend the commercial line demure.


Language in its subtlety is a vast and beauteous tree,

one branch leading many ways, their meaning delves to see.

How can Shakespeare rest in peace when lol is a word released,

into a world I can’t relate, surely my dictionary must update.


When all is done my words are sound,

whether revered or banished as old resound.

I pray my readers enjoy my words,

and still relate, not sound absurd.


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      Tony DeLorger 6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Hope you're right Dardia. Thanks for reading and commenting.

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      Darlene Yager 6 years ago from Michigan

      We continue to evolve or devolve in many cases. The prose of Shakespeare's time is no longer understood and the beauty of our language continues to be demolished by our own. Lol, is actually quite pleasant when you consider many of the other abuses. The good news is that it should be recovered in the next phase.

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      Tony DeLorger 6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks Binaya, I appreciate your support.

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      Binaya.Ghimire 6 years ago

      Language that remains static is dead language. Your hub is insightful as well as beautiful.

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      Tony DeLorger 6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks for your agreement Flora. I'm not the only one.

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      FloraBreenRobison 6 years ago

      Words have been basterdized

      I long ago realized

      With words that are trendy new

      with little logic too

      They make it into the Oxford English

      To throw them out is my fervant wish

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