Juanita: Linguistic hypocrisy. Isn't this another hegemonic escapade?
Jack: Well, I dare say beneath the veneer of civilization all of us are beasts.

Anglosaurus Rex - an art work by T Newfields

Anglosaurus Rex


I'm a linguistic predator
prowling jungles of thought

Sneaking up on diminutive words
ready to catch nuances unsought

I love to tear apart novel beliefs
& sink my teeth into fresh ideas

I enjoy clawing at semantic themes
& chomping on what others hold dear

Some complain I'm heartless
They simply do not see the light:

I merely devour odd words
to make a more efficient lexicon
in which dominant ideas flourish
while eccentric ones cower in fright

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Shu: Maybe the author is cautioning us to look critically at conventional rhetoric.
Obviously, this is a satire with a bite.
Ella: Hmm. I find the way that the author identifies with the elite disturbing.