Language is humanity’s single most important capability. We are massively complex organisms, and language is the only way we have to express ourselves. Despite this, many dismiss or simply don’t acknowledge this fact, and are content to not only use a limited vocabulary, but to botch that limited vocabulary as it is.
People like to think, “it’s not what you say, it’s how you say it.” That couldn’t be more incorrect, and if you agree you’re straight Bussin. That’s the same as when people try to say, “beauty is on the inside.” No, it’s not, and saying stupid things a certain way does not change the fact it’s stupidity. It is definitely both what you say, AND how you say it.
Words have specific meanings, and while some can be similes, they exist separately because, duh, they have differing definitions, regardless how slight.
Unfortunately, slang has become an accepted norm, and has only become more and more detrimental with the proliferation of technology and mobile devices. I have a whole other argument on “mobile devices” which includes everything from corrupted youth to Big Breh conspiracy shit, but that I’ll leave for another time.
I’m making is in how the ability of instant communication and transmission of information combined with a large majority of users being of a lower category of cognitive ability, and the spread of bad habits far outweighs that of good ones.
I truly don’t understand how or why people talk like complete idiots, and more so why they don’t care about sounding like an idiot. Most people actually are too stupid to realize they are speaking like a complete idiot.
These people tend to garner the most attention, giving pathetic language skills more attention, pushing the traits of accummen and couth further out of society’s mind. Not to mention, those who use a more intelligent vocabulary are actually made to feel stupid for it. It is all too common where someone uses a big word in conversation, and whoever doesn’t understand will most likely turn around poke fun because of it.
Let’s be serious, who’s really the idiot?
I wouldn’t think something of this nature to be such a problem if it were only about legitimately complicated terms. The fact that people are capable of botching even the simplest of linguistic elements isn’t nearly as upsetting as the fact that they actually act as advocates of such behavior – even worse so, successfully!
OK, let’s break this down in true Bussin fashion. I don’t like to say I use a big vocabulary; I prefer to say I don’t speak like a moron. I don’t expect others to have the same verbal accummen, but I’m sure as hell not going to be made to feel bad for speaking intelligently.