you ever thought about the words we use and why we use them or why those damned
kids keep coming up with such annoying nonsense? What grammar nazi decided what
perfectly constitutes the King's English? Who decided 'ain't' ain't kosher? Here's
my best guess.
In the beginning every new word made by proto-humans could be considered the
same as modern-day slang. They simply made it up as they went along, eventually
weaving the more useful noises into an elegant vernacular brocade.
Thousand of years later we lost our verbal innocence when certain anal-retentives
began assembling the first dictionaries. These resultant omnibi became the 'official'
version of our language and everything else was just the other side of the ox-cart
tracks. The bourgeoise was vocally cleaved from the proletariat and, thus, verbal
born. Slang became the grammatical terrorist.
Oh, sure, the occasional contrived word like 'minivan' or 'WMD' gets added to
the official list every now and again but that's just a sop to the antediluvial
tide of lingual innovation which washes over us daily. 'Groovy' can currently
your nearby Funk & Wagnall's but it gets used about as often as 'antediluvial'
At some point, perhaps millions of years from now, every possible utterance that
can emanate from a human will be cross-referenced, catalogued and given a particular
definition. Maybe then, and only then, we'll shut up and start listening again.