I can't be the only one who thinks it's getting cornier and cornier. Every time I hear someone really REACH for some wordplay it hurts me to listen too. And I really think that hurts my personal ability to judge battles because I discredit it (and I mean personal ability for myself, I've been calling battles wrong lately). But my point stands regardless. Some battlers really try to stretch wordplay schemes. And the delivery of them gets worse and worse as time goes on. The emphasis on the words they want us to focus on just makes them a chore to listen to because it becomes a list of related things instead of a battle scheme. Now this is not to say that I think all wordplay is bad, but basing your entire style and battle bars on it just hurts me. I feel like it makes you one dimensional. And half the time it's not even that clever.