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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Cleaning up My Language

I have a new goal... clean up my language. It's not that it's bad, but it's not good either. Just Remember Elder Oaks' talk about "Good, Better, Best" (which has to be one of the most quoted talks in the last year). As such, here is my list of clean up:

1) Stop saying racist things. This includes but is not limited to Jokes about White People. Yeah I know it is quite comical but can be offensive. Better safe than sorry.

2) Explitives... I don't know what I'm going to do about that. I have been slowly transitioning to using 'Monkeys' for everything, so I may or may not complete the transition or just change it.

3) Speaking properly... I speak like I have little to no education. That must change- if I want to be taken seriously, I need to talk like I am serious (ha ha I am laughing inside). This goes back to goal #2, and perhaps I will eliminate all explitives in general. They aren't that refined.

4) Say the positive... I am unsure of whether or not I have blogged about this before. My sister spoke once on how she tries to say things in the positive as much as possible. It makes for a better everything. I will give an example: instead of saying, "I don't want to speak in the negative." I will say "I want to speak in the positive." Of course there are times which 'no' is unavoidable (*notice I say 'unavoidable' instead of my usual 'which you CAN'T use it.') but small improvements bring about great change.

As to the public--- Please help me with my speech!

-Jarom

PS in 1 hr and 10 min I get to TA!! YAY!!

PSS Who is the one saying 'Ahem' as a comment??

7 comments:

Joseph and Katie said...

good goals jarom. way to lay it out- you can do it!

the watkins said...

I have noticed that Alisa really does try to "say positive" it is very inspiring, with all she has going on... plus it keeps me from talking negative around her- which I appreciate.

Anonymous said...

I'm surprised that you don't have another reference to Paul in this one. Since the last few blogs have mentioned him in some form or another.

Anonymous said...

Ahem....

Lianne said...

Good luck with the language cleanup! I think we all need that. Definitely good goals!

A. HOLLAND. ETC. said...

good goals, thank for the shout out. yes, we must stop white people jokes since my husband and children happen to be white. i like monkeys. especially during bond. you better take bond back to mom. while you are at it can you buy rockband so we can play all together? oh also, i have a suggestion...perhaps try not to write the way you speak. this coincides with #3. but then again, it is funny, so do whatevs. oh and fyi i wrote a bunch of stuff on myconcretesky regarding politics that you may want to check out. ok bye robot.

A. HOLLAND. ETC. said...

good goals, thank for the shout out. yes, we must stop white people jokes since my husband and children happen to be white. i like monkeys. especially during bond. you better take bond back to mom. while you are at it can you buy rockband so we can play all together? oh also, i have a suggestion...perhaps try not to write the way you speak. this coincides with #3. but then again, it is funny, so do whatevs. oh and fyi i wrote a bunch of stuff on myconcretesky regarding politics that you may want to check out. ok bye robot.