Do you recall the story of Babylon? You know the time God dispersed mankind into different parts of the world with different languages, so that we could not communicate. Do you ever fear that has happened again?
First let me say I am an old fart. Almost 57, purely anthropology material. I find myself struggling to keep up with the world of communication. Case in point, some one stated the other day in a post on Facebook,
“How cray cray is that?”
In my world of experience, a Cray is a supercomputer, so when referenced twice this is a very powerful supercomputer – to the second power, as Cray2. Now that is cool.
I was wrong, it means “Crazy”, they just drop off the “z” to create a whole new word. That’s just plain “nut”, I purposely left off the “s” so I could fit into the cool crowd. It didn’t work, someone posted back, “You cray cray old fart.” Sigh…
You see what I mean? It was bad enough to try to survive the valley girl days of the 80’s and Disco lingo of the 70’s. Now I have three decades of hip hop billy bob country western pop to catch up on. How Cray is that?
We have country people turning pop, pop turning country, hip hop remaining hip hop, bop doing hip bop, and old farts doing the hip socket replacement bop. STOP – STOP – STOP!!!
Every day I read of an actor or singer of my generation who has passed and it makes me melancholy to some extent, that’s because I understood them.When Marvin Gaye sang, “Let’s get it on”, there was no deciphering of the language. It meant what everyone thought what it meant. Nowadays you get lyrics like this,
“Let’s get cray cray with your bedazzled vjayjay.”
I had to ask my wife what in the creation of the universe was a a vjayjay. She explained it to me. I was dumbfounded, babble on is back in black. I suppose this is code so that parents can’t filter teens music. Luckily I am an anthropology specimen who no longer has to worry about teen code. My son and daughter thought they were masters with “Myspace” to keep me in the dark. It didn’t work however, how cray cray is that? Hey, I’m getting the hang of this. Now they are adults with children, and they have to figure out what the next babble on code will be.
I miss the simple days, with only a few television stations of wholesome programming that didn’t require a Phd in HipHopstery to understand or taking sides over which was the dominant movie of the week like Stars Wars vs Avatar. Talk about cray cray.
So, to leave you with something of importance I have decided to provide one of my trademarked sing alongs to brighten your day, sung to the tune of Beverly Hillbillies:
Well let me tell you about a story of man named Ed,
A poor old fart who couldn’t keep trends in his head,
but then one day when blogging with some fools,
He went cray cray trying to understand this drool.
Babble on, culture shock, sheeple rule
Well the first thing you know, people told him to get out of there
The babble on crowd are probably blogging in their underwear.
Said, Kauai is the place you need to be,
So he loaded up his family and moved to Lihue.
Beaches, forests, all Kardashian free.
Well now it’s time to say adios to Ed and all his kind,
I’d like to remind you, you all have lost your mind,
You’re not invited to this locality,
Cuz I don’t need your cray cray mentality.
Yo post a comment now, yo yo hear!
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