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The banter of chums

It’s spontaneous and free
Unfixed and broadly varied
Both quiet and loud voiced
And often overlapping

Women talk about others
Specializing on gross scandals
Men speak about issues
With staunch political stands

Although often harmless in intent
Sometimes personal attacks occur
Reputations can be felled easily
With a sharp-tongued deride

Seldom are common issues pursued
As everybody clamors for attention
The loudest always hold sway
And the reserved make background

The language used is eclectic
With no particular tongue preferred
Customized language inflections rule
Since they have special meanings

Broad swinging gestures flourish
Loud raucous laughter bursts
Sharp retorts shoot forth
And taunts raise ugly feelers

When chums banter



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