The problem with education today is the notion it must be boring in order to be of value. Too often the excitement is drained out of informative material leaving an uninviting, grey mass for students to digest.
Feeling repulsed by the lack of color, some students turn to the overly technical or highbrow language of a single course of study. Others throw all caution to the wind with the use of slang, sound bites or insulting language, thereby lowering the bar rather than elevating it.
Creative words and phrases are endangered. The thesaurus is a dusty relic on a shelf.
If something does not change, eloquent language will become extinct!