Objective: Thanks to advances in technology, language is changing at a rapid pace. New words are being created and others are being lost. For today's youth, even reading text as mildly antiquated as The Secret Garden can seem like scanning an Old English medical report. The language can feel foreign, just as the students' own slang is sometimes foreign to adults. Not for Shmoop, obviously, because we speak student. Let us translate a brief summary of The Secret Garden for you into student speak: MaryLennox12 tweeted: "Going 2 the garden @ColinCraven. BRB. #Shhh."