Words Change

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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.

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About graypoet

Just one that at times puts the words to the page and lets them fall as they might.
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4 Responses to Words Change

  1. Lesley says:

    Love this piece… So very true…

  2. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    THEY SURELY DO….FRIEND…THEY SURELY DO!!!!!

  3. WE’RE WITH YOU, BUDDY!

  4. LadyBlueRose's Thoughts Into Words says:

    love this šŸ™‚ even if it reminds what birthday I will have this year LOLs
    Hope you are doing okay these days Charles….
    Take Care…You Matter…
    )0(
    maryrose

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