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This time I got a question... posted 25 January 2005 in Author Q & AThis time I got a question... by Annabel, Peralogue

Painbird - a very late reply to your last post. I don't know - sometimes, yes, I think that modern rap and pop stars are slaughtering the English language. Why can't they rap in proper English? Then, I think - that sounds really silly? Am I being really uptight? After all, good old Bill Shakespeare made up words left and right and spelled words differently from poem to play. I suppose English was more "in flux" at that time but maybe that "flux" is what spurred an artist like Shakespeare to bend and mold the verse into interesting new forms. Not that Nelly is Shakespeare -but just another viewpoint. I, like you, tend to get cranky about things like this - I fight the urge to be curmudgeon daily. view post


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