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She spoke to me in Jargon

Virtually every single word

I writhed in despair, barely 

Understanding half I heard

Induction day at my new job
Not a likely long career

When you cant comprehend

Most of the words you hear


Language was an invention 

Every individual word

Probably just copied from

Natural sounds heard,

Expanding to explain 

As our species

Grew in sophistication.


Language was invented

To keep the species alive

Giving them the advantage 

To survive and to thrive. 

Language usage now splits 

Our Nations in two

Those who use many words

When just a simple one will do.


Those who use long words

As a sign of education 

Distinct from the common herd,

Sign of sophistication.

It’s so hard to accept

That people like these,

Just like us, once

Came down from the trees.









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