Linguists were in disarray
Used to adding words to the English canon
They were now having to subtract words.
No one knows how far reaching the implications are
With the demise of truth.
Even words like “quality” assume some sort of knowable standard.
Facts are now only observations and opinions
Things that have been certain in the past are clouded with doubt.
Insurance companies no longer accept eye-witness statements.
Science has been replaced by superstition
And astrology has as much weight as cancer research.
Medicine research has slowed to a crawl.
Candor is no better than dissembling
Because we’re like those huddled in Plato’s cave
Only seeing shadows.
ACT and SAT testing has been discontinued
By litigations of students saying that their answers
Were just as good as everyone else’s.
A spokesman for Oxford said that their committee
Would be holding hearings to determine
What words no longer have any use in our language.