Posted: Thu Sep 7th, 2006 02:59 pm
1 st Post
WHAT DID YOU DO TO OUR LANGUAGE?!
I yearn for the years when the words were my own
When your ‘voice-mail’ was left on my old answerphone.
On my mobile (not ‘cell’) I’m in touch with the nation
In a caravan (not ‘mobile’) when I’m not on ‘vacation’!
I go home for dinner; I refuse to ‘do lunch’
And a really late breakfast I’ll never call ‘brunch’.
As my chips are now ‘fries’ and my crisps are now ‘chips’
I shall give no ‘gratuities’ - but with a smile I’ll leave tips.
My car has a windscreen, and not a ‘windshield’,
And yes, it’s a car, not a ‘motor’ or ‘wheels’!
The ‘fenders’ were bumpers and a soft-top’s a ‘hood’
Or is that the bonnet? My memory’s not good.
‘MPV’s’ and ‘RV’s were once vans, I recall
And we used ‘cheques’ but not ‘checks’ to pay for them all.
I know that my ‘condo’ was first bought as a flat
(It was once an ‘apartment’, I am sure of that).
I’m not ‘nauseous’, I’m just sick, and are you surprised?
When my autumn is ‘fall’ and my ‘zipper’ was flies?
I wore trousers outside and my ‘pants’ underneath.
Now it’s all wrong way round; and it beggars belief!
When applying for jobs I don’t use ‘resumé’
A CV will do me, I’m happy to say.
I’m not a ‘vice-principal’ in my business sector
Bollocks to that – I’m just a director.
So I yearn for the years when the words were my own
If my ‘voice-mail’ appears on your old answerphone.
Consider, America, as you scan through this tome
ill nvr snd txt wn I cn rng u @ hm.
Posted: Thu Sep 7th, 2006 04:01 pm
2 nd Post
poet, that was brilliant! had me laughing out loud, which is both rare for me in a poetry encounter, and bad because i'm reading at the office.
Posted: Thu Sep 7th, 2006 04:40 pm
3 rd Post
Fabulous, Poet! I too laughed out loud, but unlike mac I'm not at work and I'm not on the job. I'm simply at home playing the slob. I stay in my bathrobe till half past noon then I figure it's too late to groom. So I stay in my robe and I stay in my room. I just sit here and avoid all boredom by living on air in the stageplays forum.
Posted: Sat Sep 9th, 2006 02:45 am
4 th Post
I almost died laughing.
That was truly brilliant
Posted: Mon Sep 25th, 2006 07:35 am
5 th Post
Posted: Mon Sep 25th, 2006 02:02 pm
6 th Post
Enthralled. Never divided.
What did you write today?
Posted: Sun Oct 15th, 2006 04:11 am
7 th Post
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