To elaborate a little bit, I thought this song was particularly fitting because it is cautiously optimistic while still realistic, highlighting what’s problematic about these animals but also teaching us how to avoid their pitfalls (e.g. go to school, get a job).
"The man to my right started telling me about all the ways that the internet is degrading the English language. He brought up Facebook and he said: "to defriend, I mean is that a real word?”. I wanna pause on that question: what makes a word ‘real’?”- Anne Curzan, What makes a word “real”? TEDxUofM [x]
The whole TEDx talk that this is from is very much worth the watch.
We’ve all been there: you buy that brand-new pair of Keds (or Aris Allen sneakers, or City Sneaks) and within a couple weeks, the shining white canvas has devolved into quite the unpleasant shade of filth. Give it a little more time, and all the sweat you’ve worked up during dance has…