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Dictator of All Things Dictionary

when I was little, I wanted to work with words. I wanted my voice to be heard amidst all the noise of all the others in the world I wanted to construct skyscrapers built of verbs, towering miles above Earth… but unlike Babylon, my goal was never heaven and it wasn’t the sun. I wanted to dictate diction and denotation I wanted to influence the population with meaning and connotation. I wanted everyone’s vocabulary to grow and increase exponentially, and maybe then, potentially… we’d finally know the meanings of “peace” and “love” and “human beings.” when I was little I wanted to work with letters. I thought that, somehow, things would get better if we figured out how to arrange them in a way where we’d get across what we meant to say instead of tripping over tongue tied attempts to communicate. I wanted to lift society out of this fog of unintellectual dialogue consisting of acronyms, abbreviations and mnemonics like “YOLO” and “LOL” which both sound idiotic. when I was little, I wanted to work with words. but now at eighteen I find it absurd to try to control the puppet master- the king of everything that screams “disaster.” but at eighteen, I still want to work with language because there is no greater fragrance than published words on untouched pages. when I was little, I didn’t want to be a dentist, a lawyer or doctor. I wanted, and still want, to be an author.

Dictator of All Things Dictionary

when I was little, I wanted to work with words. I wanted my voice to be heard amidst all the noise of all the others in the world I...