Rumpled Language

My friend Linda is collecting the new speak of this century, because she couldn’t understand what people were saying. I confess to being in the same boat. Here are some examples.
We used to say you are welcome. Now we say no problem, but it actually means I am glad I could help you.

We used to say No thank you. Now it is No—I am good, but it means I don’t want any more.

And what about we’ll talk more later which is now let’s accelerate that conversation meaning let’s talk more about this.

Who thinks this stuff up? Doesn’t accelerate refer to a gas engine?

Are we so desperate to be different from the other guy that we make up terms that can’t possibly mean what they say?

Do you talk plain English or are you one of those who create bad English by totally misusing the language? What ever you do, don’t try it when you are talking about God. He made himself very clear, so clear that rumpled language cannot hide his truth.

The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse. (Romans 1:18-20, NIV)

Prayer- Lord, don’t let us away with words that make it difficult for others to know who you are. Amen.

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