There Is No Question Mark In a Declarative Sentence.

Maybe you’ve seen this, but I was blown away. In an effort to fit in, in an effort to disarm my peers, I have stripped the intelligence from my vernacular and stitched such awful phrases as “mmkay” and “for sure” into the fabric of my conversations. This video made me sad for myself and my courageous English teachers who made an attempt to ameliorate the sorry situation.

This video made me feel like I murder the poets every day. But the author, Taylor Mali, makes a good point. While I don’t think the world is in some communications (Babel-esque) crisis, I do think we should be more aware of how we slaughter the spoken word. Language is a valuable asset, not to be wasted or tossed aside. And I say that with immense conviction.

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