Wednesday, November 24, 2004
Whoever composed the ditty Sticks and stones may break my bones but words can never hurt me didn't know what they were talking about. Sticks and stones may break bones but they usually heal pretty quickly. But words can permanently destroy people. Language is a very powerful weapon. In the article Conversational Terrorism: How NOT to Talk! you can read a catalogue of the sorts of things people say that are evidence of illogical thinking or just plain hurtful. Read them carefully and make a commitment not to be a conversational terrorist!