Later, poetry was developed to preserve words in memory.
Not until this century did a third mode of speech appear.
This new meta-category is the opposite of both previous modes. It is used exclusively for diversion and obfuscation, if not outright mendacity, and/or for useless blather. Even as it is being uttered, both speaker and listeners seem to be putting in considerable effort to forget it.
cryptocrap. It is not just the illiterati's attempt at postmodernism. It is the verbal equivalent of anti-matter.
"...you've neglected the basic need of making sense."
- Margaret Ann Griffiths (Eratosphere, 09-21-2007)