I wonder what it’d be like to be ancient.
Like, literally ancient. Like, thousands of years old.
I wonder what it’d be like to watch civilizations rise and fall,
to watch a single man and woman become a family with hundreds of members,
to watch a thriving city become a forgotten pile of rubble.
I wonder what it’d be like to see the lives of even the oldest of men as fleeting.
The do not underestimate the necessity of mentorship
I’m seeing this dudes in crop tops thing and I’m strongly considering joining the wave.
Women and toilet squatting
So this kinda turned into a long post, lmao.
In a few centuries, literary analysts and linguists and language enthusiasts are gonna look back at our little chunk of history and just geek right the Hell out.
The same way some of us freak out over Shakespeare.
Only worse, because the evolution and expansion of the English language has just gone friggen crazy in these short few decades.
Like, everything from L337 speak, to text abbreviations, to the use of emoji instead of certain words, to the phonetic typing out of dialects that were previously only ever spoken (like pattois and ebonics), to hashtags, to a HOST of new onomatopoeia created by people who just wanted a funnier way to describe a particular sound, to the countless words we make up and discard every couple of months… I get excited just thinking about the crazy, amazing things we’ve done with this language in the past couple decades.
I mean… I can be excited about something someone else posted, and just comment “rasdfasdf;lkjl;sdfwretlkejhlkjhl”
AND EVERYONE UNDERSTANDS THAT I’M JUST EXCITED.
DO YOU KNOW HOW CRAZY THAT IS ?!
We use fragments of sentences to convey entire thoughts. Like, I can’t even… Can we just… Brehh…
WE CONTROL TONE AND VOLUME WITH SOMETHING AS SIMPLE AS THE CAPS-LOCK BUTTON.
I CAN YELL AT YOU WITH TEXT. I can whisper to you with text.
I can even add extra letters so that you know how I want you to emphasize certain things, when you read them. Isn’t that soooooooooooo cool?
I could literally go on for hours about how awesome we’ve made this language. I haven’t even gotten to how we’ve USED it, i.e. literature. I’ve just scratched the surface on the actual language itself.
Oh My Gosh!
That’s awesome ! Congrats !!
Stepping out is always exciting.