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don't forget to take a breath.
people lose their luster. 
25th-Aug-2008 04:55 pm
Reading Hamlet over the summer has really made me stop and think. Why don't people talk like this anymore? Ok, so it might be a little more drawn out and dramatic, but the beauty and power behind 2 lines of Shakespeare's words overshadow entire novels of modern dialect. I mean, a guy using words like those of Romeo to Juliet has a heck of a better shot than the guy using cheesy and unfortunately all too-common pick-up lines like "Baby, are you from Tennessee? Cause you're the only 10 I see." No lie I have heard this one in action around my hometown. It isn't pretty and more importantly, it makes you sound like a pig who's been educated amongst the hay in a barn. [Not that there's anything wrong with that, just saying that when it results in pick-up lines like that, it becomes the world's issue. i mean I loved Laura Ingalls.] I think another reason, is that people have become lazy. Instead of saying "Did my heart love 'til now? Foreswear its sight--for I never saw true beauty 'til this night." they just say "She's hot." It's shorter, easier, requires less breath, and although it is more vulgar and far less attractive, it satisfies the laziness that people nowadays are prone to. I'm a star-struck girl, living in a lazy world. Bring me my Romeo and call me a Capulet, or just someone with a lot of opinions.

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