Trendy Words Eclipsed Eloquence in 2017
His "Rocketman" was "short and fat."
And, as for the nukes, he'll "take care of that."
Inaugural "carnage" took some folks aback.
And that overblown crowd count? -- "Alternative fact"!
"Repeal and replace" became the new fad;
When that didn't happen, Trump called it "so sad."
The hapless Sean Spicer elicited gasps
With "lasterday," "althewise," Holocaust gaffes.
Just one wondrous word on our nation's lips
Brought total agreement, and that was "eclipse."
Overall, our language flopped,
So we'll just skip a boastful "mic drop."
Rob Kyff, a teacher and writer in West Hartford, Conn., invites your language sightings. Send your reports of misuse and abuse, as well as examples of good writing, via e-mail to Wordguy@aol.com or by regular mail to Rob Kyff, Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.Copyright 2017 Creators Syndicate Inc.