Slang

So “boner”
used to mean “stupid mistake”
but that meaning
has now been erased so completely
that some old Batman comics
featuring the Joker
now read as unintentionally hilarious

Poor little word
hijacked by horny teenage boys
it is too late for you
never again will you be respectable
never again
will you be innocent

I would urge us to reclaim “boner”
but even that sounds rather dirty
so I must slink off and ruminate
on the hidden double meaning
of the word “quaint”

For “boner” is lost forever
but some words
it seems
become more innocent with time

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