Here then, first of all, are the newly banned words/phrases:
- Baby Bump
- Shared Sacrifice
- Man Cave
- The New Normal
- Pet Parent
- Win The Future
- Thank You In Advance
And here is my Pavlovian response:
Hear this amazing sonnet, formal
poetic blowback ‘gainst the bleat
of words which think they’re the new normal,
which occupy our discourse street.
Must I take refuge in my man cave?
No, through shared sacrifice I can save
mankind and win the future now.
I’ll use these words and show us how
this trickeration’s so aberrant.
So drop this lingo, baby, bump
these words into the verbal dump.
For just as any wise pet parent
rebukes, I this ginormous stance
must take and thank you in advance.
It is, of course, an Onegin stanza, following in the tradition of previous MM musings: