From the "What The Heck Happened?" Department...
I was listening to the song "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" over the weekend. I couldn't help but notice some of the vocabulary choices in its lyrics. It uses words that well-read people would employ, like "chaffed" and "deride".
These days, the vocabulary in some popular songs is not only NOT comprised of choices that well-read people would use, but it's peppered with verbiage that's far too profane to ever see the light of day in this blog.
What the heck happened? :-(