My Big Life Lessons
Pastor Barb Dean

Beautiful Words

Posted Tuesday, October 1, 2013, at 12:24 PM
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  • What a wonderful message. To me, we are all teachers. It is well and good to not only watch your language, but to also watch your language! To that end, know that when you are speaking to children you are teaching them to speak.

    Speak clearly to your children, and remember that vocabulary and speaking skills can take them far in life. Now I am "hanging out the laundry" of my pet peeves, but the word "yet" does not mean "still". Is he at the store yet? Does not mean, Is he still at the store. It means that you are asking if he has arrived.

    10 items or fewer is correct. 10 items or less is not.

    If you want to know if your child has finished his chores, do not ask him "Do you got them done yet?" Please ask him, "Do you have them finished?"

    My English is far from perfect, but the way our wonderful language has disintegrated into a mosh-pit of words that do not even resemble their real meanings.

    So, I agree, let us keep our language uplifting and kind. But let us also teach our children well to celebrate this language.

    -- Posted by Molly Weasley on Tue, Oct 1, 2013, at 1:28 PM
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