Spam blockers on our blogs…
You know, where you have to enter a “word” before you can leave a comment.
Some of us have them, some of us don’t. (I do – don’t know why – seemed like the thing to do).
I don’t know exactly how they work – I guess they do.
But have you ever noticed the “words” we have to type in to leave our comments?
They crack me up…
They are SO CLOSE to real words that it seems like they should mean something.
So, I’ve kept a little record of some of them. And just like my “blog terms dictionary” (See my post, “When in Rome” dated July 28, 2010 – you don’t have to, but you can, if you want to…) – where was I? Oh yeah, I’ve searched and found definitions to these “words”:
SHARON’S “SPAM BLOCKER WORDS” DICTIONARY:
1. drith – what Daffy Duck puts on when he’s pretending he’s a woman for Halloween: “Where’th my drith? The one with the pretty ruffleths?”
2. mation – a country where moms rule: “They lived in a mation where everyone cleaned up their rooms, and gave their mothers flowers on Fridays.”
3. drima – when you have a really dramatic dream...in Italy: “Wow! That was some drima last night. Nothing comedy about it – Mama mia, drama all the way.”
4. cherate – a price quote from Cher’s plastic surgeon: “Is that the regular price or is that the cherate?”
5. flitylit – a verb describing how fireflies fly: “Those little bugs sure do flitylit from one place to another!”
6. touclas – when an exotic bird, like a toucan, exhibits “chic” behavior: “That bird sure has some touclas. Must be from hanging out with the peacocks.”
7. pundow – what stupidly funny remarks are worth on the open market: “Hey George, what’s the pundow? Is it still $1.00 a share?”
8. oritate – really important speaking: “Joe was asked to oritate at the weekly Toastmasters meeting.”
9. comin – short-hand for a lazy person: “The door’s not locked. Comin.”
10. koake – entertainment at the monthly “Poor Speller’s Club”: “Come on Toosday nite four “Koake Night” – we luv too here yore singing!”
11. predietr – something that hunts: “That is one mean predietr, Jethro. He ate all the chickens!"
12. gousive – what to use if your pet bird loses some feathers: “Molly, give me some of that gousive. Goosey Gander’s lost some of his strutting feathers!”
13. butpo – a country conjunction/adjective: “Golly, I thought we were hurtin’ for money, butpo Zeke’s got nothin’ ”
14. logived – sacrificial lumber: “We are thankful for what this logived. His sacrifice helped us build this house.”
15. persubog – high speed chase in Louisiana: “Yup, we finally caught him after we mounted a persubog into the bayous.”
16. tuperco – shorthand for a home-sales company: “Yeah, I used to sell for Avon and Tuperco. Now I’m into Amway.”
17. feeskint – a skinflint (cheapskate, tightwad) who refuses to pay his doctor’s bill: “Mr. Cheepo is such a feeskint. He’ll die before he agrees to our charges.”
OK, what’s the point?
WORDS ARE IMPORTANT!
Words can convince, persuade, influence, impart, incite, encourage, demean, explain, confuse – the list of verbs goes on and on.
What we say carries meaning.
Especially as representatives of Jesus Christ.
We must say what we mean, and mean what we say.
We must “tame our tongues” and “speak the truth in love.”
We must be HONEST.
We must always represent our Lord in the best possible language.
"The LORD detests lying lips, but he delights in those who tell the truth." (Proverbs 12:22)
"With Christ as my witness, I speak with utter truthfulness. My conscience and the Holy Spirit confirm it." (Romans 9:1)
"...If you want to enjoy life and see many happy days, keep your tongue from speaking evil and your lips from telling lies." (1 Peter 3:10)
“Then keep your tongues from speaking evil and your lips from telling lies!” (Psalm 34:13)
“…I will watch what I do and not sin in what I say. I will hold my tongue when the ungodly are around me.” (Psalm 39:1)
“Those who control their tongue will have a long life; opening your mouth can ruin everything.” (Proverbs 13:3)
“Watch your tongue and keep your mouth shut, and you will stay out of trouble.” (Proverbs 21:23)
“…no one can tame the tongue. It is restless and evil, full of deadly poison…If you are wise and understand God’s ways, prove it by living an honorable life…” (James 3:8, 13)
Are you speaking His language?
Ask God to give you HIS WORDS – so that your speech is honoring to His name.
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