Attention poets: There's a Poetry Project occurring now centered on the seven words the Washington Post has reported are forbidden for use by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“vulnerable,” “entitlement,” “diversity,” “transgender,” “fetus,” “evidence-based” and “science-based”).
Details for the project can be found HERE.
It certainly is a cray-cray time in America -- and now Donald Trump is banning words. A bit Nazi-esque, don't ya think? Ever since The Washington Post published the seven words, the Internets have been abuzz with outrage.
History repeats itself, though. In the late 1800s Trump's distant relative Drittereich Drümpf attempted to ban a similar list of words when he ran for governor of Ohio. Info on Drittereich Drümpf is HERE.
Pictured at the right: Drittereich Drümpf
Below: The seven words Drümpf proposed to be banned:
Doing the Bear (Courting that involves hugging)
Gal-Sneaker (a man devoted to seduction)
Gas-Pipes (a term for especially tight pants)
Lushery (an establishment where you can drink alcohol)
By Emmett Lee Dickinson:
Transgender is a sample word
Of seven banned you see
And so they leave us for a time
'Tis such a travesty.
Oh Seven of all the likely words
We fundamental use
Excised by his marauding Hand
The first of Seven we lose.
By Emily Dickinson:
Immortal is an ample word
When what we need is by
But when it leaves us for a time
'Tis a necessity.
Of Heaven above the firmest proof
We fundamental know
Except for its marauding Hand
It had been Heaven below.