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Friday, December 3, 2010

Sans pretension by Henry Normal

We say 'cul de sac'
To make 'dead end' sound sunny.
We say 'nouveau riche'
Instead of working class with money.

We call art 'avant-garde'
When we don't understand it.
Jumble sales sell 'bric-a-brac'
Which must be French for shit.

Let's call a spud a spud,
No more lies or elaborate word contortions.
Chips are chips
Not pomme frites or french fries.
Why say 'haute cuisine' when you mean 'smaller portions'.

No more saying we had a 'tete a tete'
When you mean you've been nagging
Bragging or just chin wagging,

And no more calling it a 'menage a trois'
When you mean three people shagging.


I would like to thank 

Christina Lindsay for introducing me to this wonderful poet.

36 comments:

  1. i like his message. i think he's saying you should just cut out all the bullshit semantics and speak the truth without sugar coating it... i'm sure it goes much deeper than that tho

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  2. thanks for your comment!! :D

    i follow you!

    xx

    fashionbit

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  3. I like it, it's interesting.
    Thanks for the comment and for following me!
    Nat xoxo
    following you now.
    look forward to reading more poems!

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  4. until everyone talks simply and it gets boring, so we add a little color. plain-speak, art-speak, whatever it is, if too many people do it we get sick of it and go the other way.

    it all goes in cycles.

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  5. when we're speaking in english and need to say the plural form of 'cul de sac', do we say 'cul de sacs' or 'culs de sac'? lol

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  6. haha I will dedicate this poem to a hipster

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  7. love this mesage & love this post!

    XOXO, BECCA
    www.fashion-train.co.uk

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  8. Thank you. & glad to find your blog I'm going to enjoy reading your posts bcuz I loved this one. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. hahaha great post, made me laugh cause ive been advocating this for a long time

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  10. Great find. I'm a big fan of poetry.

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  11. chin wagging? xD haha I like that term! I like how he rhymes it into the worlds best meaning of just cut the crap haha

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  12. Thanks for following :) I love reading, especially poetry so I'm definitely following back,

    Rosie x

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  13. A message some people I know could certainly use

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  14. I'd like to thank Christina Lindsay too...

    ...for helping you choose a really good poem once again. Hehe.

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  15. great background you have here!

    followin

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  16. Nice, Henry Normal will be placed in my must read for this season hollidays.

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  17. Great Poem. Never read it before. Thanx.

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  18. I hear you about the Avante thing. I look at something I don't know and assume it's brilliant.

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  19. Lovely blog. :)
    Hope you visit mine!

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  20. There are a lot of commenly used french terms in the english language, stuff you might take for granted, such as the word toilet.

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  21. "Sans Pretension"
    I see what you did there....

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  22. Some are harsh but very enlightening looks into the meaning of certain phrases.

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  23. Ahhh! I'm so glad you like him too. He's great. Hope you're well and getting into the Christmas spirit xx

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