Friday, December 23, 2005

An Existential Commentary on Post-Modernism

Not really. I just thought that sounded like a good title for this post. Makes me sound profound and filled with angst. I am filled with angst by the way. Lots of it. Angst, angst, angst. Hmmm, that's a funny word. Too many consonants. Poor little angst. He's confused and mixed up and looks like he lost a few letters along the way. No wonder he's unhappy and frustrated with the world. I can see why teenagers identify with him. Because, these days, teenagers don't know how to spell. So they look at a word like angst and to them it makes sense. Especially if they're dyslexic...then angst becomes stang. Which isn't a word. But they don't know grammar so they think stang is the past tense of sting, as in "the bee stang me." And if they're from East Texas that's how it would sound when they say it anyway. "The other day I got stang by a warsp." That's how they say wasp. Warsp. Oh, and they warsh clothes. Then they wrench 'em in water. That's "rinse" for those of you who aren't fluent in East Texan. It's a dying language...soon to follow the path already trod by Latin. Of course people mourn the death of Latin. I think there will be a party when East Texan is extinct. Like the dinosaurs, except different.

A prize to the person who can correctly identify the above form of literature. :)

6 comments:

Troy said...

When I first read the title of this post, I thought it would be about moist towelettes.

Jessica said...

Stream of consciousness??? Either way, I am very impressed by your meandering... :)

Laurie said...

Jessica is our winner folks! Now I have to figure out what the prize will be...hmmm.

Anonymous said...

NOT SURE OF THE LITERARY STYLE, BUT IF ART, PERHAPS IT WOULD BE ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM. ALSO ANTONYM FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION FOR YOUR FEELING OF DREAD ARISING FROM AN AWARNESS OF FREE CHOICE; HAPPINESS ;)

Steven W. Murray said...

I was gonna say stream of consciousness, too. However, it is more widely known among lay people as "things people do and say when they are bored at work."

Laurie said...

Just for the record Steven, I wasn't at work when I wrote and posted this. I was on vacation at the time and was at home. :)