Everytime I demonstrate, I proceed to decimate,
Assassinate, then orchestrate the future of a thousand fates.
You say that you got beef? That’s ok- I have the plate;
I’ll play poker as I feast- that means that I’m raising stakes.
You are now an outcast in this world-it’s you we alienate.
You fucked up when you showed me false love and now it’s you I hate.
You are just a bug and as such I shall exterminate.
Life is a game of cards-I’m winning rounds of crazy eights.
The beat is the shit and on these lame niggas I will defecate.
If you didn’t get the message then let me just articulate:
I’m gonna be among the best-this isn’t something to debate.
You claim you grew a pair before I decided it’s you I’ll just castrate.
So now you can check it-oh, that’s right, I got you mad mate.
My lines are growing on these suckas; that means that they germinate.
I’m on my own solar system; dope flows to me just gravitate
And I’m always high on my own supply- that means I levitate.
I will never hesitate to simply eradicate
All of these fools on the ground as I elevate
Among all standards, I set the bars for my own sake.
I’m just fucking hungry so I’m eating everybody’s cake.
You Say That, But You Mean Something Else...
It often irks me when I see people using the wrong words; usually mixing up your/you’re or they’re/their/there and in rarer cases using “must of” instead of “must have”.
While some may say I’m being pedantic, I think it’s important to use correct grammar; otherwise we’ll all end up forming “sentences” with garbled strings of words and eventually lose our ability to communicate. I am always having to ask my younger sister and cousins to explain their “txt spk” - that’s text speak to you and me.
But interestingly, even the more learned of people can get it wrong and use words out of context. There are many words that are commonly misused; describing one thing while the definition is something quite different.
Here are three common culprits:
Chronic - people use this to mean acute or severe. But, in actual fact, chronic means ongoing or continuing. So a chronic illness is a long lasting one, not a severe one.
Dilemma - often used to refer to a problem. But you only face a true dilemma if you have a choice between two options; neither of them favourable.
And my personal favourite…
Decimate - people say “decimate” when what they really mean is “obliterate”. Decimate does not mean destroy, but to reduce by one tenth. (The clue is in the word itself - dec-imate). The word actually comes from a Roman punishment; where, if a centurion was displeased with his century, they would be lined up and every tenth man would be killed. Gory.