Poems of the Week

Sus Not

by Dan Campion

“Is it sus that Merriam-Webster just added pumpkin spice? …
[Merriam-Webster’s] editors aren’t the only ones trying to keep up
with the ever-changing English language.”
ā€”NPR

It isnā€™t sus, but may be janky,
All this verbal hanky-panky,
Adding pumpkin spice and plushie,
Rendering the language mushy.
So say dumbphone cranks like me,
Still dialing ā€œOā€ semantically.