This post is lovingly dedicated to Because Internet - linguist Gretchen McCulloch's egalitarian examination of how the internet has opened up informal language.
It's the perfect response to my previous blog ("edited!").
McCulloch: "But now that we can think of language like the internet, it's clear that there is space for innovation, space for many Englishes and many other languages besides, space…Continue
The computer is perfect. In its binary way. Not perfect like a sea shell is perfect. By depending on our super-fast ultra-coded computers as they speed us through the new lingo of our age, they help make us superficially perfect.
It's yogic cool to transcend the mind. Critical thought cuts like a knife without providing all the tape and glue and gels necessary to unify. But how wise is it to deny the critical mind in a constant effort to always be nice?
Words will be typed
Hand with pen or fingers tappin
To yourself you are hyped
The brains between 2 ears
If you must
Tap ting tinny tiny thing
Prove to yourself you are free
Sing "I am free"
And don't listen
Remember how this now was all about the sad-eyed easy…Continue
I’m a cotton seed sower, the righteous whistle blower
the stand-in or stunt man for the star
I get down on all fours when I’m scrubbing your floors
I rub the shine right into your car
I put no one above you for as long as I love you
and that’s as long as the oceans will…Continue