Speech, Conviction, My generation.

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    Oct 25, 2009 8:26 AM GMT

    Typography from Ronnie Bruce on Vimeo.


    Amen!
    It's so hard to have a conversation with the majority of people my age. So many factors have ruined our ability to communicate inter-personally. Really, I see it spreading throughout the generations. Obviously, the younger and more impressionable will pick this up faster... But it is not limited to them. There are also the older and impressionable. And yes, "My" generation. Not yours. What's that? You're the same age as me? MINE! Not yours...

    *Le Sigh*

    ...Oh - Discuss.

  • lifeat84

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    Oct 25, 2009 3:34 PM GMT
    I think credit is due to the author of the poem as well...His name is Taylor Mali...check out the rest of his poetry on youtube or his website www.taylormali.com
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    Oct 25, 2009 3:47 PM GMT
    I do agree that speech has gone downhill for younger generations, however I believe that it is just a fad. Or even if it is here to stay I think as soon as everyone starts growing up and entering the professional world their speech will mature as well. Once they realize that they aren't going to do well at their jobs, have healthy realationships, or lead fulfilling lives without being able to communicate clearly, they will learn and adapt.
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    Oct 25, 2009 3:50 PM GMT


    ... or possibly this young generation is tired of all the declaratory statements they have shoved at them on a daily basis.

    Good examples of that are some of the posts we see on RJ on a daily basis; declaratory judgmental generalizations, for one.
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    Oct 25, 2009 3:57 PM GMT
    This is all so deja vu. There are papyri from Egypt lamenting that now the young people won't hearken to the wisdom of the scribes as the elders used to do.





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    Oct 25, 2009 6:12 PM GMT
    theantijock saidEnding declarative sentences with question marks is the feminization of speech, vocally expressed in pitch whereby the last word of the sentence rises higher than the rest in a manipulative reach for the listener's confirmation while passive-aggressively acknowledging the traditional subservient female role of supposedly not having good enough judgment to be the decision makers and so they tend to declare meekly.

    Basically, your generation is turning into a girl (sorry, couldn't resist.)


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    And twinks are all like, stupid and stuff.
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    Oct 25, 2009 6:20 PM GMT
    GuerrillaSodomite said
    theantijock saidEnding declarative sentences with question marks is the feminization of speech, vocally expressed in pitch whereby the last word of the sentence rises higher than the rest in a manipulative reach for the listener's confirmation while passive-aggressively acknowledging the traditional subservient female role of supposedly not having good enough judgment to be the decision makers and so they tend to declare meekly.

    Basically, your generation is turning into a girl (sorry, couldn't resist.)


    icon_lol.gif

    And twinks are all like, stupid and stuff.


    You know what I'm saaying??
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    Oct 25, 2009 6:21 PM GMT
    theantijock saidEnding declarative sentences with question marks is the feminization of speech, vocally expressed in pitch whereby the last word of the sentence rises higher than the rest in a manipulative reach for the listener's confirmation while passive-aggressively acknowledging the traditional subservient female role of supposedly not having good enough judgment to be the decision makers and so they tend to declare meekly.

    Basically, your generation is turning into a girl (sorry, couldn't resist.)


    That would also explain the skinny jeans phenomenon: http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/502443/
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    Oct 25, 2009 6:40 PM GMT
    Blondizgd said
    GuerrillaSodomite said
    theantijock saidEnding declarative sentences with question marks is the feminization of speech, vocally expressed in pitch whereby the last word of the sentence rises higher than the rest in a manipulative reach for the listener's confirmation while passive-aggressively acknowledging the traditional subservient female role of supposedly not having good enough judgment to be the decision makers and so they tend to declare meekly.

    Basically, your generation is turning into a girl (sorry, couldn't resist.)


    icon_lol.gif

    And twinks are all like, stupid and stuff.


    You know what I'm saaying??


    Like, totally.
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    Oct 25, 2009 7:07 PM GMT
    These kids today. Don't know how to speak properly. And they wear their slacks half-way off their ass! When I was their age, we knew what respect meant.

    Gha. Meh. Oh, my stories are on.
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    Oct 25, 2009 7:28 PM GMT
    GuerrillaSodomite said
    theantijock saidEnding declarative sentences with question marks is the feminization of speech, vocally expressed in pitch whereby the last word of the sentence rises higher than the rest in a manipulative reach for the listener's confirmation while passive-aggressively acknowledging the traditional subservient female role of supposedly not having good enough judgment to be the decision makers and so they tend to declare meekly.

    Basically, your generation is turning into a girl (sorry, couldn't resist.)


    icon_lol.gif

    And twinks are all like, stupid and stuff.


    Like......totally
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    Oct 25, 2009 8:14 PM GMT
    [/quote]
    Amen!
    It's so hard to have a conversation with the majority of people my age. So many factors have ruined our ability to communicate inter-personally. Really, I see it spreading throughout the generations. Obviously, the younger and more impressionable will pick this up faster... But it is not limited to them. There are also the older and impressionable. And yes, "My" generation. Not yours. What's that? You're the same age as me? MINE! Not yours...

    *Le Sigh*

    ...Oh - Discuss.

    [/quote]

    I know what you mean. I sometimes have a hard time having a conversation with the majority of people my age because if they have nothing else to talk about they start talking about other people and gossip about them. It gets old and boring. But I do love the typography you posted and vimeo.
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    Oct 25, 2009 8:37 PM GMT
    What I find adds to this is the aggressive stance against proper English (or any other language for that matter) as if 'proper' were elitist or old fashioned. When the young speak, or worse 'text', the issue of volume and speed far outweigh the issue of clarity. They'll make vague or ambiguous statements and when you ask for specific clarifications, you get the response: "You know what I mean." when, in fact, I don't.

    Flame wars are started because of this lack of ability to communicate clearly. Read virtually any* forum topic, and you'll see what I refer to. It isn't just conflicting ideologies, and uninformed stances, it's the inability to communicate the concept and therefor, very little learning takes place.

    *The only obvious exclusions I can see are the 'grammar nazi' topics and the condolence topics.
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    Oct 25, 2009 8:53 PM GMT
    axl88 said
    if they have nothing else to talk about they start talking about other people and gossip about them. It gets old and boring.


    I hate to break this to you but there has never been a time when people didn't like to gossip about other people.
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    Oct 25, 2009 10:22 PM GMT
    TexDef07 said
    axl88 said
    if they have nothing else to talk about they start talking about other people and gossip about them. It gets old and boring.


    I hate to break this to you but there has never been a time when people didn't like to gossip about other people.


    Pretty sure it was a stab at me. Ouch.
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    Oct 25, 2009 10:27 PM GMT
    "Like, you know what I'm saying?" Do you feel me on that? Totally and for sure.
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    Oct 25, 2009 10:37 PM GMT
    bgcat57 saidWhat I find adds to this is the aggressive stance against proper English (or any other language for that matter) as if 'proper' were elitist or old fashioned. When the young speak, or worse 'text', the issue of volume and speed far outweigh the issue of clarity. They'll make vague or ambiguous statements and when you ask for specific clarifications, you get the response: "You know what I mean." when, in fact, I don't.

    Flame wars are started because of this lack of ability to communicate clearly. Read virtually any* forum topic, and you'll see what I refer to. It isn't just conflicting ideologies, and uninformed stances, it's the inability to communicate the concept and therefor, very little learning takes place.

    The only obvious exclusions I can see are the 'grammar nazi' topics and the condolence topics.


    How would I describe your response? Why, thank you for asking!
    The same way I would describe the cupcake I got at "XYZ Trendy Cupcake Place". BOMB. Such a versatile word, bomb.

    But really. Good input icon_smile.gif
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    Oct 27, 2009 3:22 PM GMT
    I agree completely. I speak rather "formally" (as others put it). Most Americans wouldn't know proper English if it beat them over the head and called them "momma."