Thoughts on Grammar

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Whats. the…difference,-between this and that?
(What’s the difference?) As a notion establishes style it’s confined to grammatical restriction, a loose form of oppression that’s constantly evolving to the resolve of academia while bargaining with the natural structures born out of the general populace. This constant compromise cheapens consciousness and restrains the human experience to relatively vain standards. Grammar stifles creativity and taunted Salinger until anxiety forced an early retirement. When probing the origins of thought to primordial single-cells understand that communication began as a form of survival, a necessary function that described where sustenance flourished. But as nature continued so did the struggle, thus it became a necessity to keep secrets, to confine knowledge inside a prison avoiding the carbon monoxide choking canaries and miners alike. “Knowledge is power.” And once the perfect manipulators discovered this they honed their prowess, deeming those that understood less restrictions as stupid. What matters is the message, not the boundaries congesting its growth.
So
Whats. the…difference,-between this and that?
(What’s the difference?)

2 thoughts on “Thoughts on Grammar

  1. The small man builds cages
    for everyone he knows
    While the sage, who has
    to duck his head when the moon is low,
    keeps dropping keys all night long…
    ~Hafiz

    I agree with the sentiment behind what you say, though not with the letter of it. Now, there is a degree in which grammar always helps to make one’s thoughts more clearly understood. Punctuation, for instance. A properly placed comma can make the difference in your message, as can a word properly spelled (though, spelling is one of the most dynamic changes that occur in language, still, if I were to write this all in Old English, you’d not understand a word I said, and we would both miss out an opportunity to better understand each other. , but there are points where the adherence to a particular syntactical dictum is pure pedantry. It almost always depends on what it is you’re trying to communicate. Creative writing should have no bounds, it is a labyrinth that a writer invited his readers to navigate & is therefore more forgiving of the idiosyncratic – in fact, those oddities can enhance the experience; whereas expository writing meant to be instructive or explanatory must adhere to the strictures of a particular idiom’s grammar, or else it’s pointless to write it because you will not be understood.

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