Weaselling Out

Recently, Belinda Burston, blogging at Whatever He Says, described weasel (evasive, misleading) words.

In her book, You Never Gave Me a Name, Katie Funk Wiebe wrote that one of her husband’s professors at Syracuse University told her that she used too many “weasel words” like “perhaps” to avoid saying what she meant.

From that moment on I noticed weasel words every time I wrote them or said them, and they seemed to pervade my emails with alarming frequency. I realized how often I weakened a point…by giving the receiver a way out of agreeing, in order to avoid being “wrong.”

Let’s be sure we don’t weasel out on these words.

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16 NIV)

Prayer- Lord may we always say what we mean and mean what we say. For truth, Amen

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