As I get older, at times language makes me shake my head
There are times I get strange looks from the word I said
Words that we’ve grown up with taking on new meaning
Hard to be politically correct, but I try not to be demeaning.
Remember the Flintstones theme inviting us to a ‘gay old time’
Now we have to be careful when using the term gay in a rhyme
Remember when a friend would help you hook up something
Now if someone helps you hook up, it is a very different thing.
Remember when rubbers were something you put on your feet
Now if you carry them around with you, you are looking to meet
Remember we’d hit a beach, take off our thongs, give them a toss
Now if they put on a thong, it is more like wearing some butt floss.
Remember when we tried to work and we’d select the right tool
Now when you have thoughts of a tool, you just imagine such a fool
Remember when it was shameful to think of someone with a cell
Now if our young children don’t have one, we aren’t doing so well.
A backlog was the biggest log in a fireplace, not all the work to do
A boob was a stupid person, not something we try to catch a view
Someone sick was to be avoided, now a thing by which we’re amazed
Who knows which of today’s words will leave new generations crazed.