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Women, Men, and Language: Four Easy Steps to Better Church Leadership

Naming Rights – what’s in it for women and men? Which of these sounds most natural to you: Women and men. Girls and boys. Ladies and gentlemen. If you say the last one, you are probably in the majority of … Continue reading

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How Dare You Speak A Language Other Than English!

I ran across a 2012 news story about a Wisconsin teacher who chastised a student for speaking a language other than English, reportedly telling 12 year old Miranda Washinawatok: “You are not to speak like that! How do I know you’re not … Continue reading

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Books – the Ultimate Weapons of Mass Instruction

I wrote about the Second Amendment the other day and Tuija (who blogs at Read, Go, Adventure) commented with a link to a photograph that gives a whole new meaning to the phrase the pen is mightier than the sword.: … Continue reading

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Is The Cross of Christ Even Necessary?

[From the archives.] *** Language – Go Figure Language can be literal and language can be figurative. But all language is an analog. It stands for something else. The word “apple” is not itself an apple. The word “love” is … Continue reading

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Word Fun – a lesson in luggage, language and Lord of the Rings

This is a portmanteau: This is a portmanteau word: Not to be confused with this fellow: Portmanteau words – words that take the beginning part of one word and stick it onto the ending part of another word, although not … Continue reading

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Do We Really Need the Cross of Christ?

Language – Go Figure Language can be literal and language can be figurative. But all language is an analog. It stands for something else. The word “apple” is not itself an apple. The word “love” is not itself love. Words … Continue reading

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