We Remember The Magic Café We Remember
Username:
Password:
[ Lost Password ]
  [ Forgot Username ]
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » Not very magical, still... » » The decay of the modern vocabulary. (0 Likes) Printer Friendly Version

 Go to page [Previous]  1~2~3~4~5
tommy
View Profile
Eternal Order
Devil’s Island
16276 Posts

Profile of tommy
What the *** is a Shakespeare?
If there is a single truth about Magic, it is that nothing on earth so efficiently evades it.

Tommy
kcg5
View Profile
Inner circle
who wants four fried chickens and a coke
1875 Posts

Profile of kcg5
I always carry a pocket dictionary. I love words.
Nobody expects the spanish inquisition!!!!!



"History will be kind to me, as I intend to write it"- Sir Winston Churchill
critter
View Profile
Inner circle
Spokane, WA
2551 Posts

Profile of critter
It's how a Spartan intimidates his enemy, but I digress...

Quote:
On 2009-05-11 14:14, tommy wrote:
What the *** is a Shakespeare?
"The fool is one who doesn't know what you have just found out."
~Will Rogers
Jonathan Townsend
View Profile
Eternal Order
Ossining, NY
27166 Posts

Profile of Jonathan Townsend
One might ask what many of the recent additions to our oft used words serve to express and in what context.
...to all the coins I've dropped here
Josh Chaikin
View Profile
Inner circle
Kansas City
1430 Posts

Profile of Josh Chaikin
I think a lot of it might stem from the proliferation of our digital culture. Myspace, Facebook, Twitter, text messaging, etc...people tend to use "4" instead of "for," UR, omg, etc...I've heard these acronyms used in daily speech. It's a sign of the times.

Certainly this is decaying from what we're used to, or especially since the times of Shakespeare. Bear in mind though, that in Shakespeare's day, there were only 50,000 or so words in the English language. That may have an affect on things, or it may not.

To answer the original questions, yes, I have read most of Shakespare's plays, appeared in several and memorized many monologues. I have not read the Republic, but I have read Plato's dialogues, and I refuse to see "Dude, Where's my Car."

Our culture makes things easier now, we want instant gratification. I can order pizza with my iPhone, without ever speaking to anyone, and have it waiting for me by the time I get home.

The only thing constant is change. We can never go back to before. And all that.
Nosher
View Profile
Loyal user
261 Posts

Profile of Nosher
Quote:
On 2009-05-11 14:14, tommy wrote:
What the *** is a Shakespeare?


I'm not exactly sure, but I know someone who is...

"BUSH: I was in Crawford and I said I was looking for a book to read and Laura said 'you oughta try Camus', I also read three Shakespeares."
Escapemaster-in-chief from all sorts of houdingplaces - Finnegans Wake
critter
View Profile
Inner circle
Spokane, WA
2551 Posts

Profile of critter
True dat. I wonder if the ever increasing use of the F word reflects a pandemic of social frustration at the current goings on in the world?
Or maybe I just got up too early.

Quote:
On 2009-05-11 16:01, Jonathan Townsend wrote:
One might ask what many of the recent additions to our oft used words serve to express and in what context.
"The fool is one who doesn't know what you have just found out."
~Will Rogers
kcg5
View Profile
Inner circle
who wants four fried chickens and a coke
1875 Posts

Profile of kcg5
It was a funny movie, at times, the tattoo scene was good.
Nobody expects the spanish inquisition!!!!!



"History will be kind to me, as I intend to write it"- Sir Winston Churchill
LobowolfXXX
View Profile
Inner circle
La Famiglia
1197 Posts

Profile of LobowolfXXX
I agree. Dude, Where's My Car? is underrated.
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

"...as we reason and love, we are able to hope. And hope enables us to resist those things that would enslave us."
critter
View Profile
Inner circle
Spokane, WA
2551 Posts

Profile of critter
"Beerfest" blows it out of the water.
"The fool is one who doesn't know what you have just found out."
~Will Rogers
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » Not very magical, still... » » The decay of the modern vocabulary. (0 Likes)
 Go to page [Previous]  1~2~3~4~5
[ Top of Page ]
All content & postings Copyright © 2001-2021 Steve Brooks. All Rights Reserved.
This page was created in 0.19 seconds requiring 5 database queries.
The views and comments expressed on The Magic Café
are not necessarily those of The Magic Café, Steve Brooks, or Steve Brooks Magic.
> Privacy Statement <

ROTFL Billions and billions served! ROTFL