Petrarchan Sonnet + Gratuitous Envoi On the Nature of Language on Teh Internets

I’d studied Poesy since a Childe ’til Proude
Of how my woven words would be so struck;
But these Postmodern days we now says WTF
In pain again we feel e’en tho’ we LOL.

AFAIC this is all rot
Defending Language now is surely timely
We gather all our strength and wear a :)
And hurling on Teh Internets we launch a language bot!!!

But is not change the nature of our :P !?!?
In days long gone the ‘gram wud nd n STOPs
ASAP getting to whom it ought to.

So tho’ this WWW is for the young
There is no point to calling Language Cops
For what we say might be as well rewrote 2.

Methinks line 8 s mch 2 vry vry long
It mars this otherwise so very excellent song
(Meh, ’twas meant to be, so sue me or b gone)

[pronumciation guide for those who do not acronym]
WTF — What The Fuck
LOL — Laugh Out Loud
AFAIC — As Far As I’m Concerned
:) — smiley
:P — tongue
ASAP — As Soon As Possible (this predates Teh Internets)
WWW — World Wide Web


“Hell is Other People” and John Astin

He was quite naturally cast
as Gomez, although in the past
auditioned quite oddly for Lurch,
but God, he did listen in church
P.S. Who said that? ’twas Sartre
in a story ’bout hell on his part