“Pink is No Longer the New Black”
Jonathan Swift said, “Proper words in proper places make the true definition of style” What is the true definition of style? When one is asked, one may say it is what you wear. In other circumstances, style may be referred to music, or film and television. Style is also literature and linguistics. Throughout the generations, style has been altered; Cut trimmed and filed down until the original style is far away in the crevices of your mind. Fashion has erupted from something that was once soft and elegant, to now being loud, flashy, and revealing. Language has become something different entirely. In today’s language, “Black English” is present in our everyday lives. There are various reasons why we speak a certain way. In today’s world, we are always searching for easier ways to do things, we are constantly trying to fit in and do what everyone else is doing, and no matter what, we always do what we are surrounded with.
The world is forever changing. We are always searching for ways to make everyday tasks easier. People used to walk everywhere, so the bike was invented. Riding a bike everywhere was difficult, so the car was invented. Technology is also forever changing to make things easier. From typewriters, to laptops and ipads, phones so you don’t even need a computer anymore. It is forever changing, but as the language changes with it, it does not mean that it is a good thing. “Black English” seems lazy in a way. The way people used to talk was thick and luscious. Now, “black English” has made words short and choppy. Instead of saying, “I am not going to do anything” many people say “I ain’t gonna do nothin.” It is easier to say, but it does not necessarily mean that it sounds intelligent.
Society makes us feel like in order to fit in, we have to look and act like everyone else. If an actor starts to dress a certain way, then everyone else wants to look like that actor too. The same goes with language. If a music...
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