Deconstructing English

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    Have you ever been frustrated with English grammer and pronounciation rules? Spelling irregularities? Forget it.

    Deconstructing English

    What’s happening to our language?

    Or is it only me?

    I so distraught by what I’m taught,

    I no longer clearly see.

     

    But it seems the nouns are haughty,

    Filled with pride of who they are,

    And the verbs have all turned naughty,

    Acting ugly and bizarre.

     

    The cloying, saccharin adjectives,

    Manipulate my mind,

    And the abusive heckling adverbs,

    Sorely sour me on their kind.

     

    Prepositions all are simply stale,

    And relate through antonyms,

    While conjuctions ought to be in jail,

    What for all their proven sins,

     

    They enable run-on sentences,

    And just generally confuse,

    And if all that isn’t proof enough,

    However’s not a good excuse.

     

    What’s happening to English?

    Don’t they teach it proper, anymore?

    Do I have to reach some foreign shore,

    To sense it’s glory just once more?


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    stefy commented on Deconstructing English

    12-17-2010

    Hi Harv! You`re inspired by my English?!...haha.....This is very amusing and educational....an excellent idea!!!

    HarverTomsson

    12/17/2010

    Don't take al the credit for "exemplary" English usage. In fact, I don't remember having you in mind at all! But that's a good thing, this time. Now you'll be somewhere in the back of my mind peeking over my muse to get some credit . . . LOL Harv

    carynontherhine commented on Deconstructing English

    12-17-2010

    I like this for it is more true then I would like to hear. Going through this myself in my own personal life with my niece it is a rude awakening. Looking at her she is young and cute. Until she opens her mouth which is some of the worst language I have ever heard. I thank my lucky stars when I leave that my son would never say such words. Maybe I just got lucky but I think it is what they hear all their life and my sister has still a major potty mouth. Yes, might have to go to so unknown place other then here to hear sweet words again. I like this as you make your point. Hugz

    HarverTomsson

    12/17/2010

    Language is funny, you can't take it too seriously. but we need it to communicate. Harv

    ginga commented on Deconstructing English

    12-16-2010

    Yes the demise of proper English whether written or spoken has arrived full bore. You have said it all here. ginga

    HarverTomsson

    12/16/2010

    i just thought I'd reveiw the actual fundamental terms of grammer for those, you know, that might need the review. Harv

    Corinna commented on Deconstructing English

    12-16-2010

    I like the humor you use to decorate the frustration of our lyrical demolition. Nice write.

    HarverTomsson

    12/16/2010

    Thank you Corinna, haven't seen you on site for awhile. Hope all is well with you. Harv

    Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.

    Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

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